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MARCH, 1947 


All-Out Support For Nations 
First Jewish School Shown In 
Response To Somerset Meeting 


Reservations for the Albert Einstein Dinner for 
Brandeis University may still be made by tele- 
phone. If you have not already reserved your seat 
at the dinner by mail, be sure to call LAFayette 
6940 to do so. This is New England's opportunity 
to welcome Brandeis University and to give Pro- 
fessor Albert Einstein an overwhelming vote of 
confidence. Let us all be on hand. Remember the 
time, date and place: 6:00 P.M.; Thursday, March 
20th; Hotel Somerset. 


More than five hundred Jewish leaders, representing all 
sections of New England, will gather on Thursday, March 20, 
at the Hotel Somerset in Boston to launch the nation's cam- 
paign for Brandeis University. 

This was announced by George Alpert, President of the 
University's Board of Trustees, who indicated also that the 

response to invitations for 
this dinner-meeting has 
been "overwhelming." 

He declared that the 
original estimate of five 
hundred people expected 
to participate may have 
to be revised considerably 
upward. "The Hotel 
Somerset would have to 
have the seating capacity 
of the Boston Garden," 
he said, "if we were to 
accommodate the great 
number who have shown 
enthusiasm for our proj- 
ect." Mr. Alpert also 
urged those members of 
the Jewish community 
who have not yet returned 
their reservation requests 
to do so at once in order 


to assure .seatmg. 
Among the speakers will be Susan Brandeis Gilbert, noted 
New York lawyer and daughter of the late Supreme Court 
Justice, after whom the University has been named : Nonnan 
S. Rabb, vice-president of the Stop and Shop Supermarkets, 
Inc.; Professor Max R. Grossman, director of Boston Univer- 
sity's School of Journalism; Rabbi Dudley Weinberg: S. Ralph 
Lazrus, President of The Albert Einstein Foundation, Inc.; 
and Mr. Alpert. Professor Einstein is also expected to speak. 

(Continued on bock page) 

Brandeis University 


An Editarial 

Last Friday, March 14, marked the sixty- 
eighth birthday of the eminent scientist, Dr. 
Albert Einstein. It is significant that the Jewish 
community of New England has decided to honor 
Dr. Einstein on this occasion by conducting a 
dinner-meeting on behalf of a project close to his 
heart, Brandeis University. 

The white-haired physicist, whose name is 
familiar to every American, every Jew, and in- 
deed most citizens of the world, has contributed 
immeasurably to the progress of civilization. His 
immortality is assured. It is characteristic, how- 
ever, that the great never seek retirement. Thus, 
Dr. Einstein's researches in atomic energy con- 
tinue unabated. Thus, also, he finds the time and 
a sufficient amount of his personal energy to give 
Brandeis University the start in life it eminently 

Significant also is the fact that New England 
has taken the lead in the great effort to establish 
our nation's first secular university under Jewish 
auspices. Since the Bay State was known as the 
Colony of Massachusetts Bay, educational and 
cultural pursuit has been a weighty factor in its 
progress. That entire general area is known 
throughout the world as the "cultural cradle of 
America." A Boston newspaper said: "We are 
honored that The Albert Einstein Foundation, 
Inc., has selected Waltham, Massachusetts, as the 
site for Brandeis University. And, rightfully, we 
will pay tribute to Dr. Einstein on March 20th 
by welcoming and heartily endorsing this, his 
latest — and we believe greatest — contribution 
to humanity." 


BREAKING GROUND for new buildings at the 100-acre Wal- 
tham campus of Brandeis University is this big power shovel. 
The charming young lady being assisted into the operator's 
compartment is 18-year-old Alice Brandeis Gilbert, only grand- 
daughter of the man for whom the institution has been named — 
the late United States Supreme Court Justice Louis Dembitz 
Brandeis. Assisting the Radcliffe sophomore is George Alpert, 
prominent Boston lawyer and president of the Board of Trustees 
of Brandeis U. This dramatic photograph was taken during a 
recent press tour of the hillside campus. Since then, concrete 
foundations have been poured, and construction work has nearly 
been completed on two buildings donated by the government. 


Maurice J. Bernstein, chairman of the New England Asi iai: 
the names of the Jewish leaders of Massachusetts and i df, 
The listing below excludes the Operating Committee, whose eitt 

Jack Ansin 
Ralph F. Bass 
S. J. Beckwith 
Walter H. Bieringer 
Morris Borkum 
Morris Braff 
Dr. Altxandcr Brin 
Dr. Joseph G. Biin 
Jacob Buxbaum 
Edward L. Chester 
Harry Cline 
Edward Cohen 

Edward E. Cohen 
Henry G. Cohen 
John E. Daniels 
Morris Gordon 
Mark .\. Edison 
Sol Fechtor 
Samuel W. Fleishcr 
Simon Friedman 
Robert Friedman 
Joseph N. Gibbs 
John Garfield 
.\lbert H. Ginsburg 

Myer Ginsburg 
A. Murray Ginzberg 
Hyman Gondelman 
Robert Goldstein 
Harnett D. Gordon 
Ellis Gordon 
William Gordon 
Peter Groper 
Max Hoffman 
Kivic Kaplan 
Charles Kemler 
Hans J. Kroto 


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The fame of Brandeis University has spread literally 
all over the world. The Registrar's office at Waltham re- 
ports it has been "inundated" by applications from pros- 
pective students and by letters of inquiry from points as 
far distant as Japan, the Belgian Congo, Palestine, Hawaii, 
Latin American and Canada. 

The Japanese queries came from American GI's in 
the U. S. Army occupation forces; that from the Congo, 
in Equatorial Africa, was from the son of a Russian 
now residing there. 

Many come from veterans of World War II, among 
them men already holding degrees from leading colleges, 
including Harvard. 


'S!»<v«''^ ^-c 


ates for Brandeis University, made public today 
neighboring States who comprise his committee, 
mbers are named elsewhere in this issue. 

\ ,' Levine 
14 Levine 

A. Lippman 
) Lown 
rd Mairus 
id D. Markson 
r Markowich 
I Monosson 

rd A. Nathanson 
I anuicl H. Proger 

Sidney R. Rabb 
Joseph Rabinovitz 
Edward Rose 
Arthur Rosen 
Louis Rosen 
Isidore Rosenberg 
Jack Sandler 
Samuel Sandler 
Myer Saxe 
Samuel D. Saxe 
Morton Selig 
Jack Shain 

Alexander Shapiro 
Frank Shapiro 
A. M. Slater 
Louis P. Smith 
S. Robert Stone 
Irving Usen 
Albert H. Wechsler 
Joseph Weinstein 
Max E. Wind 
Rudolph H. Wyner 
Henry Yozell 
Abraham Zimhle 

Picturesque Campus Awaits 

Official College Opening 

The 100 acres comprising the Brandeis University campus in 
Waltham was, prior to 1928, the estate of one Dr. Baker. It contained 
then only residences and some farm buildings. The site, which over- 
looks the winding Charles River, also is near the Fitchburg division 
of the Boston & Maine railroad, and is not far from the railroad's 
Roberts station. Its altitude, together with the famous "castle," makes 
it one of the landmarks for the countryside, being visible for miles. 

When it was taken over by Middlesex University — the formal, 
official switch to the present name of Brandeis is expected momen- 
tarily — work was begun immediately on the Norman-Gothic type 
of structure known popularly as the "castle." Its massive, two-foot 
thick walls were made of native fieldstone, taken from the rocky 

glacial outcroppings so familiar in 

New England. 

The "castle," which really is 
a sort of quadrangle containing 
nine buildings, has several large, 
airy classrooms and laboratories 
with excellent acoustic qualities. 
Work progressed on the "castle" 
through the depression years of 
the 'thirties. Ten years were re- 
quired to complete it, and the cost, 
for that and other smaller build- 
ings, was over one million dollars. 

Oldest building on the Brandeis 
campus is the library, converted 
during the war from a building 
on the original Dr. Baker estate. 
It has a splendid although small 
library on medicine, veterinary 
medicine and the general arts. 

In 1940 the 2/'.:-story veterinary 
medicine building, with adjoining 
facilities, was built. This was fol- 
lowed in 1941 by the Small .\nimal 

Vo be seen on the campus now 
is a cluster of trailers. These house 
World War 11 veterans, students 
■ ager for an education, making 
their homes there with their wives 
and children. One ambitious vet 
ingeniously converted a former 
Boston El bus into living facilities. 

Brandeis University is considered 
fortunate to have acquired the pic- 
turesque buildings and grounds 
comprising the campus. The esti- 
mated valuation of the property 
at current market is set at between 
two and three million dollars. It 
is also regarded as fortunate that 
the campus is within twelve miles 
of Boston, one of the nation's large 
cosmopolitan centers, and affords 
access to the libraries and other 
facilities of a number of leading 
educational institutions. 

might be the eye-catching 
slogan on this attractive brick 
dwelling on the Brandeis Uni- 
versity campus. It may be 
used as living quarters, fac- 
ulty club, or serve some other 
useful purpose. The spacious, 
fireproof residence is situated 
on the south side of the 
Waltham campus, near the 
library. In all, some twelve 
buildings have been acquired 
from the former Middlesex 
University. The majority are 
in Norman-gothic architec- 
ture. It is not anticipated, 
however, that the new struc- 
tures will follow that style. 


(Continued from page one] 

Members of the Operating Commit- 
tee of the New England Associates of 
Brandeis University, sponsors of the 
dinner, include besides Mr. Alpert: 
Maurice J. Bernstein, chairman, and 
James J. Axelrod, Robert P. Cable, 
Joseph Ford, Joseph Foster, Meyer 
JafTe, Joseph M. Lindsey, Moses Lubets, 
Pinchos Medwed, Norman S. Rabb, 
Sidney H. Rabinowitz, Mendell Selig, 
Abraham Shapiro, Morris Shapiro, 
Max Slater, Dewey Stone, Hon. Harry 
K. Stone and Louis Zimble. 


The late United States Supreme 
Court Justice, after whom America's 
first secular university under Jewish 
auspices has been named, had an avid 
and consuming interest in this nation's 
education. His great deeds on behalf of 
Harvard's School of Law and the Uni- 
versity of Louisville, Kentucky, attest 
that fact. 

His immortal words 
spoken many years ago 
with reference to the 
university of his native 
State, are considered 
by the Directors of The 
Albert Einstein Foun- 
dation, Inc., particu- 
larly applicable to the 
institution being estab- 
lished at Waltham. He 
declared at that time: 

"There is a large 
field for the efforts of 
those outside the Uni- 
versity whose capacity, 
experience and posi- 
tion give them a wider 
view and bolder vision ; 
whose position enables 
them to secure for the 
University's projects, 
the approval and sup- 
port of the community, 
and whose means en- 
able them to render 
financial aid. From 
them may come also 
the encouragement 
without which few per- 
severe in the most 
painstaking labors." 


Affair To Be Fashioned After Thursday 
Boston Event; Nathan To Speak 

S. Ralph Lazrus, president of The Albert Einstein Foundation, Inc., and one of 
the speakers at the forthcoming Albert Einstein Birthday Dinner in Boston, has 
announced that New York City plans a similar meeting on behalf of Brandeis 
University late this spring. The date has tentatively been set as June 10th, with the 
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel selected as the place. 

According to Mr. 
Lazrus, the Jewish 
leaders of New York 
are observing with 
great interest the 
progress which is 
being made in New 
England, in antici- 
pation of fashioning 
their meeting after 
the one being held 
at the Somerset next 

Scheduled to 
speak at the June 
dinner is Dr. Otto 
Nathan, noted edu- 
cator and Professor 
of Economics at 
New York Univer- 
sity and Howard 
University. Dr. 
Nathan, a member 
of the Board of 
Directors of The Albert Einstein Foun- 
dation, Inc., is a close friend of the 
eminent scientist after whom the Foun- 
dation has been named. He also serves 
on the Educational Advisory Commit- 
tee, whose job it is to decide the poli- 
cies, program and curricula of the new 
university, as well as to select the presi- 
dent and to propose the faculty. 

Hershfield Toastmaster 

Mr. Lazrus also stated that Harry 
Hershfield, noted cartoonist, public 
speaker, and star of the radio show, 
"Can You Top This," will act as toast- 


Abraham Shapiro, well known Boston 
shoe and rubber manufacturer, has set 
the pace for that city's contributors to 
Brandeis University by donating to this 
institution the sum of $50,000. Mr. 
Shapiro, a philanthropist and commu- 
nal leader of long standing, is an avid 
worker in the interests of Waltham's 
new educational institution. He is a 
sponsor of The Albert Einstein Founda- 
tion, Inc., and a charter member of the 
New England Associates of Brandeis 







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VOLUME I, No. 2 

APRIL, 1947 


June 5th Dinner At 
Waldorf-Astoria Set 

Einstein Foundation Board Members attend New York planning lunciieon at the Hotel 
Pierre, (left to right) Julius Silver, treasurer, Milton J. Bluestein and Dr. Otto Nathan. 

I\ew England Gives $1,000,000; 
600 Attend Somerset Dinner 

The world's favorite topic of conver- 
sation may be strictly a matter of specu- 
lation, hut there's no question about 
the number one item of discussion in 
New England. It's Brandeis University, 
way up front. 

In a series of events on behalf of the 
new educational institution, climaxed 
by the recent dinner at the Hotel Som- 
erset, New England Jewry evidenced its 
understanding of the need and its en- 
thusiasm by donating and ]jledging 

The Albert Einstein Birthday Dinner 
for Brandeis University, chief among 
the functions in New England, saw the 
ballroom of the Somerset at over- 
flowing. Six hundred Jewish leaders 
jammed the meeting and made known 
their pledges of support. Among those 
who spoke were Susan Brandeis, daugh- 
ter of the late U. S. Supreme Court 
Justice, whose name the University 
bears: George Alpert. Boston attorney 
and |:)rcsident of The Albert Einstein 
Foundation: Max R. Grossman, direc- 
[Continued on back page] 


Fifty New York City leaders of Jewish 
and philanthropic affairs met Tuesday. 
.\pril 22, at 12:30 P.M., at the Hotel 
Pierre, to begin this city's campaign for 
Brandeis University. Conducted by The 
.A.lbert Einstein Foundation, sponsoring 
bod\ of America's first non-sectarian 
university under Jewish auspices, the 
meeting outlined a course of action for 
the local campaign, to culminate with 
a dinner at the AValdorf-Astoria Hotel, 
June 5th. 

Among the speaki-rs were: Susan Brandeis 
Gilbert, daughter of the late United States 
Supreme Court Justice after whom the uni- 
versity was named : S. Ralph Lazrus, presi- 
dent of The .Mbert Einstein Foundation; 
George .Mpert, president of the university's 
Board of Trustees; and Dr. Otto Nathan, 
Professor of Economics at .\'ew York Uni- 
versity. Dr. Nathan, representing Professor 
Einstein on the Foundation's Board of Direc- 
tors, described the scientist's great interest 
in the project and explained that commit- 
ments at Princeton made it impossible for 
the physicist to attend. 

One of the meeting's highlights was the 
formation of the .New York .Associates of 
Brandeis University. This group will func- 
tion as the representatives of New York 
City's Jewry in planning the programs and 
policies for the new educational institution. 

Mr. .Alpert reported on the reception 
given to Brandeis University by New Eng- 
land's Jewish leaders at a recent meeting in 
Boston. (See Column 1, Page I.) In de- 
scribing the institution's aims, Mr. .Mpert 
declared: "We Jews want a place in the 
family of .Ameiiran universities. Just as 
Columbia was founded by Episcopalians, 
Harvard by Congregationalists, Haverford 
by Quakers, Notre Dame by Catholics — 
why not Brandeis by the Jews. With our own 
university, our sons and daughters will be 
able to enter with dignity and equality the 
univrrsity of their choice, whether it be 
Brandeis or an\' other." 

{Continued on boclc page) 

Einstein Explains Need For 



The following editorial is reprinted from one of 
New England's leading newspapers, published on the 
occasion of Albert Einstein's sixty-eighth birthday, March 
14, 1947. 

Albert Einstein is 68 years old today. And 
next week, on Thursday, the New England Asso- 
ciates of Brandeis University will honor him at a 
dinner in Boston. This, the first Jewish-sponsored, 
secular university to be established in America, 
will be situated at nearby Waltham. In addition 
to being the leading sponsor of the university idea. 
Dr. Einstein is heading the Brandeis University 
Educational Advisory Committee, which will decide 
upon the curricula, faculty, and other critical ele- 
ments of this institution of higher learning. 

Although Dr. Einstein is brought closer to 
Bostonians by his association with the university 
project at Waltham, his is a brain so great, a per- 
sonality and background so unusual, that he defies 
the comprehension of ordinary mortals. Few can 
ever get near him in the sense of real understand- 
ing. Even his friend and associate, Phillip Frank, 
whose new biography comes nearest to explaining 
the man ("Einstein, His Life and Times," Knopf), 
shows evidences at several points of having been 
confused himself over certain aspects of the physi- 
cist's life and thinking. For Einstein, master of 
the unknown, is rather unknowable himself. 

But if his contributions to science are on such 
a high plane as to make him inaccessible to the av- 
erage citizen, everyone of us, especially those who 
at one time or another were inclined to think of the 
"Einstein Theory" as just a useless exercise in 
mathematics, should say thanks for a letter he 
wrote to the late President Roosevelt on Aug. 2, 
1939, telling him about a new kind of bomb which, 
if exploded in a port, "might very well destroy 
the whole port, together with the surrounding 
territory." Not only had Dr. Einstein's "theoriz- 
ing" played a basic part in the thinking which led 
to the development of atomic energy, but he is the 
man we have to thank for alerting our own gov- 
ernment to its danger. Out of his warning came 
the Manhattan Project and a quicker end to the 
Pacific war than anyone dreamed possible. 

So Boston can well salute a great man and 
wish well to Brandeis University which the scien- 
tist calls with true affection, "my darling baby." 


THE NAME IS .VIADE OFFICIAL as Mass. Governor Robert F. 


Bradford hands Susan Brandeis certificate for Brandeis University, t al 

EINSTEIN .MEETS with New England Brandeis leaders. Left t( 
George Alpert, Professor Einstein, S. Ralph Lazrus, Norman S. R 
James J. Axelrod, Barnett D. Gordon, Robert P. Cable, Yoland 1) 



ewish-Sponsored University 


Following are excerpts from a speech delivered via transcription by Albert 
Einstein at tlie meeting of the Ne:v England Associates of Brandeis University, 
Hotel Somerset, Boston. 

sh portrait of the late Justice by Comins. 

! i^ht (front row): Abraham Shapiro, 
U; (back row): Sidney H. Rabinowitz, 
) kson and Irving Usen. 

"Though devoted to high ideals for 
mankind as a whole, we [Jews] must 
spend much of our efforts in the de- 
fense of our own endangered group, if 
we do not want to perish by the time 
the ideals of mankind are accomplished. 
In this connection we should keep in 
mind one fact: The majority is less dis- 
turbed by antiquated prejudices than 
the minority which is suffering more 
from them. 

"That is why the great ideals for man- 
kind take root more easily in a minority — 


Formation of The Fall River - New 
Hcdford Associates of Brandeis Univer- 
sity is announced by Meyer Jafl'e of 
Fall River, chairman, and Fisher 
Abramson of New Bedford, co-chair- 

An Operating Committee of the local 
regional associates, which met several 
days ago at the home of Mr. JafTe, 


formulated plans for a dinner to be held 
at the Hotel Mellen, Fall River, the 
evening of Thursday, May 22. Among 
the speakers, it was disclosed, will be 
George Alpert. 

Besides Mr. Jaffe and Mr. .\bramson, mem- 
bers of the Operating tlommittee attending 
the organizational meeting included: Myer 
N. Sobiloff, Sydney S. Feinberg, Joseph A. 
Oohen, Benjamin Twersky, Benjamin Green, 
Harry Gottlieb, Henry Mason, Rabbi Samuel 
Ruderman, and William List, all of Fall 
River; and Dr. Hanunon L. Wollison of 
X<w Bedford. 

.Also on the Operating Committee, but 
unable to attend the recent meeting, are 
Edward .\daskin and David I. Schneierson. 

at least superficially. This often causes the 
individual to forget or even passionately to 
deny that he belongs to a minority group and 
to attach himself to the majority which, 
however, does not appreciate his attitude 
and rejects it. He consequently finds himself 
in a state of internal insecurity and loneli- 
ness, which is caused by his own conduct 
and not, as he assumes, by the mistakes of 
the group from which he tries to separate 
himself. Thus a situation develops which we 
usually call the inferiority complex of mi- 
norities — a situation that seriously en- 
dangers the dignity and self-respect of the 

Soul Searching Needed 

"If you look around you, you will find 
many victims of our internal peril. Do you 
remember the distinguished Jewish scientist 
who was awarded the Nobel-prize and who 
was resentful because his name was listed 
among the Jewish Nobel-prize winners? 
Those among us who, because of the success 
of their work come into closer contact with 
the majority, are in particularly great dan- 
ger. For our group as a whole this tendency 
means a serious impoverishment. I do not 
intend to voice any accusations, but I do 
want to suggest that genuine soul-searching 
is greatly needed. 

"From this internal peril there is, in my 
opinion, only one escape. To hold fast to the 
ideals for mankind and, at the same time, 
to cooperate in the defense of our endan- 
gered group to the best of our ability. Let 
us consider the university project from this 
point of view. 

From Practical Point of View 

"It is one of the most important concerns 
of our group that our youth be offered an 
intellectual education of the very highest 
standard. This is necessary in order to raise 
our intellectual level to the best of our 
ability, but it is also necessary from a prac- 
tical point of view. As a result of the pressure 
which our group is subjected to and which 
restricts our occupational opportunities, we 
have been concentrating to a large degree 
on intellectual professions towards which we 
lean anyhow because of our traditions. This 
is why a relatively large number of our 
young people tries to be admitted to univer- 
sities. Consequently, these institutions which 
are all in the hands of the majority, adopt 
a defensive attitude — known, though not 
officially admitted, as the quota system. This 
is not meant to be a criticism but merely an 
honest description of a situation and of its 
origin. gg,f jjgjp 

"Effective remedy can be secured only 
through self help. We must attempt to cre- 
ate opportunities for higher intellectual edu- 
cation, at least for a part of our young 
people. In this way the number of youngsters 
seeking admission to e.xisting universities will 
decline, which will iniprove our moral situa- 
tion there; at the same time we shall make 
a contribution to the institutions of higher 
learning of this country which indirectly will 
benefit the whole community. This will be 
particularly true if we succeed in the im- 
provement of educational methods and ad- 
ministrative organization — problems which 
are being studied seriously all over the 

Brandeis Has Alumnus 

Abraham Shapiro, Hub philanthropist, as " 
of Brandeis University. Pictured with him 
left; and S. Ralph Lazrus, right. 


(Continued from page one) 

tor of Boston University School ol 
Journalism ; Rabbi Dudley Weinberg of 
Temple Ohabei Shalom: Norman S. 
Rabb, well-known Boston business man : 
and Edward Nathanson, Boston attor- 
ney. Professor Einstein addressed the 
meeting by transcription. A resume of 
his remarks is contained on Page 3. 

As New England's Jewish leaders 
announced their gifts, Mr. Alpert de- 
clared: "Our purpose in establishing 
Brandeis University is not as an answer 
to academic anti-Semitism. I prefer to 
look upon this project as an affirmative 
expression by the Jews of America of 
their contribution to American culture. 
Too frequently it is said that Jews do 
not financially support the institutions 
which they attend as students. I believe 
this criticism is thoroughly unfair and 


On March 28th, Henry Penn, dis- 
tinguished citizen of Boston, was hon- 
ored by Tcm]}le Ohabi Shalom, by the 
establishment of a fund in his name for 
Brandeis University. This fund will be 
applied toward endowing the new in- 
stitution, and was presented on the oc- 
casion of the prominent Bostonian's 
seventieth birthday. In accepting this 
gift, Mr. Penn, because of his enthu- 
siasm for the ideal of Brandeis Univer- 
sity, broke a lifelong rule of never 
accepting gifts of any kind. 

At a family gathering honoring the 
eightieth birthday of Mrs. Max Axelrod, 
Boston's "grand old lady" was respon- 
sible for a $5,000 donation made by her 

as the naming of 
Honorary Alumnus" 
are: George Alpert, 


hi the folloiving paragraph, excerpted from his 
Boston speech, Alarch 20th, Albert Einstein deseribcd 
the university's aims: 

"We have named the projected institution 
'Brandeis-University' and have thus stated our 
firm intention that it shall be a genuinely liberal 
institution. Everybody who has previously ac- 
quired adequate education and has the necessary 
mental equipment shall be admitted as a student. 
To strive for knowledge and truth shall be the 
only guiding principle of teaching. The faculty 
shall decide on basic educational issues in collabo- 
ration with academic advisers: the individual 
member of the faculty, however, shall be given 
complete freedom in his teaching and research. 
The faculty shall make nominations for new ap- 
pointments which will be subject to the approval 
by the Board of Trustees. The Board shall be 
responsible for the business management of the 
institution. The Board will be composed of respon- 
sible Jewish men and women, a guarantee that 
the principles upon which the foundation of the 
university is based will be maintained and per- 
petuated in years to come." 

son, James J. Axelrod. in her name. 
This brought to a total of $25,000 the 
amount pledged by Mr. Axelrod to the 
new university. 


Also from the Hub city, word is re- 
ceived of a $5,000 scholarship endow- 
ment for first-year women students at 
Brandeis University. This was estab- 
lished by the Women's Scholarship 
.Association on the occasion of their 
fortieth anniversary luncheon. A check 
in payment was presented on A]jril 1 7th 
to Miss Alice Brandeis Gilbert, eight- 
een-year-old Radcliffe sophomore and 
granddaughter of the late Justice 

The New Century Club of the same 
city has appointed a Scholarship Com- 
mittee under its president. Colonel 
Bernard L. Gorfinkle, to establish a 
scholarship for the Waltham institu- 

Contributions Announced 

Among the donors of contributions, 
already announced, of $5,000 and up to 
the million dollar total, in New England 
are: Abraham Shapiro. $50,000; Meyer 
Jafife, $30,000; James J. Axelrod. Mau- 
rice J. Bernstein. Joseph Ford, Joseph 
Foster, Yoland D. Markson, Alexander 
Shapiro, Morris Shapiro, Hon. Harry 
K. and Dewey Stone. $25,000 each; 
Samuel D. and Meyer Saxe, $20,000; 
Barnett D. Gordon and an anonymous 
contributor, $15,000 each; Morris Bor- 
kum, Robert P. Cable, Hyman Gondel- 
man, Sidney H. Rabinowitz. Jack and 
Samuel Sandler, Irving Usen, Max E. 
Wind, Abraham and Louis Zimble. 
$10,000 each; Henry G. Cohen and 
brother, $7,500; Max Shoolman, 

$6,000 ; George Alpert, Jack and Meyer 
.\nsin. Max Chernis. Herman B. and 
Jack Cohen, I. Ginsberg Family, Robert 
Goldstein, Peter Groper, Simon J. 
Helman, Eli Jacobson, Charles Kemler, 
the Levin Family (Mrs. Colman Levin) , 
Joseph M. Linscy, E. M. Loew, Moses 
Lubets, Fred Monosson, Louis H. 
Salvage, Schwartz Family (Irving 
Schwartz). Morton Selig, Joseph Wein- 
stein, $5,000, each. 


(Continued from page one) 

Mrs. Gilbert welcomed those present and 
asserted that her late father would have been 
wholly in accord with the objectives of the 
university which bears his name. .\ member 
of the New York State Board of Regents 
for many years, Mrs. Gilbert added that she, 
personally, is "giving her wholehearted en- 
dorsement and unqualified support to the 

Dr. Nathan described the basis upon 
which the university will be opened as one 
which will reflect "the true spirit of de- 
mocracy. ' He said that a group of leading 
educators is currently engaged in the work 
of formulating the constitution for the school, 
and added that the president will soon be 
selected. He stated: "Brandeis University 
will be neither a mass education factory, 
nor a ghettoized school. It will be open to 
all on the sole basis of mental equipment, 
regardless of sex, color, creed, national ori- 
gin or political opinion. It will typify a 
generally democratic and generally civilized 
community in its search for truth and abiding 
faith in equality." 

Mr. Lazrus said that the climax of this 
city's campaign would occur with the June 
5th dinner at the Waldorf-.^storia. He said 
he was certain "that New York City would 
bear its full responsibility in meeting the 
national goal of $15,000,000 for the estab- 
lishment of .America's first non-sectarian, 
Jewish-sponsored university." 


Supported by 



245 Fifth Ave. 

New York 16 

Murray Hill 



JULY, 1947 


Dorms And Library 
To Be Built First 

by MAX K. GROSSMAN, Provost 

The task ahead is exciting and fas- 
cinating. Brandcis University will open 
in the fall of 1948 with a freshman class 
comprising many of the top graduates 
of the nation's secondary schools. 

We shall assemble at Waltham a dis- 
tinguished faculty, made up largely of 
young men and women of great expe- 
rience, of abounding love for learning, 
of enduring and endearing interest in 
young people. 

Our faculty will comprise persons 
who, within a few years, will be the 
leaders in their specialities. Our great- 
est interest, after checking on academic 

About Our Provost 

You will be seeing' and hearing a 
good deal of Professor Max R. 
Grossman, our newly appointed 
Provost. Turn to the back page and 
meet him. ^ 

background, will be to assemble a group 
of people who are pre-eminent teachers. 

Before the college of arts and sciences 
opens as the first undergraduate unit of 
Brandeis University, we shall have a 
Faculty Institute on the campus. There, 
for approximately one month, the fac- 
ulty will meet daily to get acquainted 
with each other; to outline academic 
procedures; to prepare for the adven- 
ture that lies ahead. 

The facilities at Waltham today are 
such that with minor alterations, we 
could hold classes even now. Our cam- 
pus is magnificent and the nine build- 
ings which stand there are impressive 
and enchanting. During the coming 
year, we shall erect dormitories for 300 
students. Also, we shall build a beautiful 
library and will assemble nearly 2.")0.000 
volumes to constitute a preliminary col- 
lection. The library building will, ac- 
cording to plans, contain faculty offices. 

(Continued on bock page) 

portrait artist and New York Times Magazine writer, poses with Susan Brandeis and 
George Alpert in front of his painting of the late Justice. The likeness, executed many 
years ago, has been shipped from New York to the Boston office of Mr. Alpert, where 
it -.vill hang •.^r.ti! a patron purchases it for the Brande"? University Bo?.rd Room. 

Brandeis Briefs 

U On June 23 the leaders of Salem, Mass. gathered in the home of Moses Lubets, 
chairman of the Salem Associates of Brandeis University, to hear Professor Max R. 
Grossman, newly appointed provost of the University, outline the academic plans for 
Brandeis. We were all enthused by the tremendous reception accorded Professor 
Grossman and by the express determination of the Salem leaders to run an outstand- 
ing campaign for the University. Mr. Lubets said that he hoped Salem's campaign 
would set the pace for the entire North Shore. 

j[ The New Bedford Associates of Bran- 
deis University, under the able chair- 
manship of Fisher Abramson. held a 
fund-raising dinner for Brandeis Uni- 
versity on June 25 at the New Bedford 
Hotel. Speakers included George Alpert 
of Boston, President of the Board of 
Trustees, Professor Max R. Grossman, 
and Mrs. Susan Brandeis Gilbert. Initial 

(Continued on bacic page] 

Resignations Help Brandeis 

Bill Cunningham, ace newspaper- 
man, brings the "Einstein incident" 
into focus in his famous Boston 
Herald column, reprinted in the 
center fold of this paper. His con- 
clusion: "Brandeis University is 
served by the inconse- 
squabble." Cunningham's 
is typical of the entire 

nation's press. 


'Einstein Incident' 
Brought Into Focus 

Brandeis Univ. Actually Served 
By Inconsequential Squabble 


It was recently announced, although not by the eminent 
gentleman himself, that Prof. Albert Einstein had with- 
drawn his sponsorship from an educational project, local 
of location but national of dream, as yet unbegun and. yet, 
well on its way and which will bear the name of Brandeis 
University. George Aipert, a Boston attorney and presi- 
dent of the Board of Trustees, then announced that neither 
he nor the Board had heard from Dr, Einstein, but that the 
trouble of record had been with a Prof. Otto Nathan, an 
Economics professpr of N.Y.U., and ^ Mr. S. Ralph Lazarus, 
la New York business man, and that it was over their pro- 
posal to establish Prof. Harold Laski, the British left wing 
Laborite and controversial critic of American capitalism, as 
president of the proposed institution of learning. 

Behind these two statements is an interesting story not 
generally known of the effort to found, in a plant alreadv 
waiting in nearby Waltham, the 6rst great Jewish-sponsored 
university the world has ever known. The Einstein contro- 
versy, if it is such, is of minor consequence in the major 
conception. Whatever else it is or isn't, the reader can decide 
for himself when he finishes this article. 

The complete story is bigger than Einstein or any of hi.s 
friends, and that's remembering that the celebrated mathe- 
matician has yet to say whether his friends had the right to 
«pcak for him. Whether they did or they didn't, when they 
gave the trustees the choice between Laski and somebody who 
believes' steadfastly in the ideals of American democracy they 
did the project an immeasurable service. 

If when that institution is born it needs a classic inscrip- 
tion to be carved over the door of its administration building 
or preserved for posterity on a plaque or its seal, I humbly sug- 
gest the words of Aipert, the president of jits first Board of 
Trustees, when he said to the aforementioned Messrs. Lazarus 
and Nathan and in the presence of Prof. Einstein; 

"Gentlemen, I can compromise with you upon any subject 
but one. That one is Americanism. So far as I am concerned, 
there can not be now, nor can there ever be, the slightest com- 
promise concerning that." 

But to get to the story. For at least 50 years there has 
been much serious discussion concerning the founding of 'a 
great Jewish-sponsored university. This would not be a Jew- 
ish university as such but a Jewish contribution to general 
education. It would be open to students of all faiths. Its pres- 
ident and faculty might or might not be Jewish. First of all 
they'd he scholars and teachers. The faculty, the curriculum 
would be non-secretarian. 

Notable Contributions Jby Other Faiths 

In the end the school would probably be as Jewish as Har- 
vard is Congregational, Princeton Presbyterian, Columbia Epis- 
Qopal, and so on. In all the world there has never been a Jew- 
ish sponsored university except recently in Palestine. Every 
other faith has made its notable contributions. There are 
countless institutions that were founded by the Protestant de- 
nominations. In this country alone more than 200 have been 
bounded by Catholics. There are even 50 Negro colleges and 


In the various arguments concerning "the quota system" 
and other subjects involving the Jewish student and college ed- 
ucation the charge has often been made when the chips were 
down, the coats off and the talk plain that the Jewish contribu- 
tion to higher education, materially, has not been sufficient to 
merit more consideration — that they have taken, but have not 
given. And many of their leaders have agreed that there was 
some justice in the charge. Hence the talk for a great institu- 
tion some day. 

One of the men most seriously interested in such a project 
for a great many years is Dr. Israel Goldstein of New York. 

Dr. Goldstein is the brilliant Rabbi of Congregation B'nai 
Jeshurum, with his temple on 88th Street. He is currently like- 
wise head of the United Palestine Appeal and that belongs in the 
story because that's where and how he met Aipert. 

This great university had long been Dr. Goldstein's dream, 
but never until Aipert came within his ken did he .see the man 
he thougnt he needed to make it a reality. George Aipert is a 
local attorney of middle years. He is genial, fun-loving, success- 
ful. He was never particularly identified with philanthropy nor 
fund raising before the war. In fact he was something of a work- 
ing play-boy. 

With the war, however, and the plight of the Jews in Europe, 
all that changed. Because he had the time, the means, a pleasing 
presence and an oratorical gift comparable in measure at least 
to that of his idol, -Daniel Webster, he was oersuaded to take the 
platform telling the story of the Jew in Europe to Jewish audi- 
ences here in America. Many people have said they never heard 
a speaker so moving. I heard the man speak in Los Angeles two 
years ago and I can second the motion. 

There are differences of opinion amongst those of Jewish 
faith as to the policies and procedures of these campaigns and 
there are those who seem to find it hard to regard Aipert as other 
than a recent recruit with an extended novitiate of some sort still 
ahead of him, None tries to deny, however, that he has been 
one of the most dynamic and successful fund raisers any cause 
ever had. This work threw him into association with Dr. Gold- 
stein, and when the eminent clergymaan came to know him he 
decided that with Aipert at last he was prepared to proceed with 
his dream. 

Aipert was by no means the most prominent man in the pic- 
ture. There were others, such as the justice of the New York 
Supreme Court, Samuel Null, Julius Silver, vice-president of the 
Polaroid Corporation, Abraham F. Wechsier, a prominent New 
York merchant and a long list of others. Aipert with his fund 
raising experience and organizational know-how simply fitted in. 
It was no easy time to launch such a venture. 
There are but five million Jews in the United States and 
they were already being ^ked to contribute $300,000,000—170 
million for relief work overseas and 130 million to philanthropic 
needs in this country. It was estimated that ah endowment of 
$15,000,000would be necessary for the university. 

Million Dollars Already Contributed 

A foundation for the purpose of raising funs was however 
organized and at a first meeting held here in Boston some three 
months ago 51 men contributed $550,000. Since then several 
New England communities. Fall River, New Bedford, et cetera, 
have contributed another $500,000. The still to be born institu- 
tion now has more than a million dollars in cash and pledi^es. 

It received too a tremendous break in the matter of a 
plant. In Waltham on a truly beautiful campus of 100 acres 
is practically a complete university ready for occupancy, ft 
has been known as Middlesex University and its' story up to 
here has been tragic. It's too long a tale to tell in this space, 
but the really impressive place was the life time dream of a 
Dr. John Hall Smith who built it with more than a million 
dollars of his own funds. As a medical school he could never 



get it accredited and lie di^d at tiie.end of a long fight leaving 
it as a very white elephant upon the hands of trustees. 

These gladly have now turned it over to the trustees of 
the Brandeis University project, the sole stipulation bein^ that 
a non-sectarian institution of the first rank be created on the 
property. That assiirance has been solemnly given. 

And .so the carnpaign continues. Response from all over 
the nation is beginning to roll in. The enthusiasm is high and 
ration wide. No actual drive has been conducted on a national 
basis. It's assumed that one will be, but 'it just so could work 
out that none will be necessary. 

It was in connection with the fund raising that Prof. 
Einstein was approached. There were and are a great many 
sponsors and endorsers of the general idea. 

The list of names Is impressive and national. Just a verv few 
are such distinguished clergymen as Archbishop Gushing, the 
late Dr. J. Hugh O'Donnell, presi'dent of Notre Dame University; 
Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam of the Methodist Church; Rabbi 
Stephen S. Wi£e and others; such educators as President Kari 
T. Compton of M. I. T., President Daniel Marsh of B. U.. President 
Franklin p. Snyder of Northwestern University, President von 
Kleinschmidt of the University of Southern California, Dr. Ray 
Lyman Wilbur, chancellor, Stanford University: President Alex- 
andre G. Ruthven of the University of Michigan and so on; such 
prominent senators and congressmen as Ball, Bloom, Kilgore, 
McMahon, Thomas, Wagner, Cellar, Voorhis, Douglas, Salton- 
stall and so through a long list, including authors, civic leaders 
and titans of industry. Prof. Einstein not only enthusiastically 
authorized the use of his name, but authorized its use at th'e head 
of a fund raising foundation to be known as the Albert Einstein 
Foundation. He issued many enthusiastic statements praising the 
new university and referred to it as "my darling baby." 

Einstein Too Busy to Give Time 

The professor, however, is pushing 70, and he's not much 
of a man for practical matters. He participated in a few meet- 
ings and managed to take a dislike to Dr. Goldstein who wa.s 
president of the Board of Trustees and likewise head of the 
newly former Einstein Foundation. Rather than cause any con- 
troversy. Dr. Goldstein resigned from both positions and Ein- 
stein officially stayed on. 

He said, however, that he was too busy to give the project 
much of his personal time and designated a friend, Prof. Otto 
Nathan, Assistant Professor of Economics at New York Univer- 
sity, to be his contact man and personal representative. Alpert 
succeeded Dr. Goldstein as president of the Board of University 
Trustees, and Ralph Lazarus, a friend of Nathan's and execu- 
tive of a famous watch company in New York succeeded him 
as head of the Einstein Foundation 

Meanwhile plans for getting the university organized on 
the academic side were made and voted official Part of these 

= f f.*^^"""" ""i"^ '''^" ^ y^^"" ^-°' ^^"^'1 for "le forniation of 
an academic advisory board, composed of competent educators 
•both Jewish and non-Jewish. Prof. Nathan was to select this 
committee and the committee was then to recommend to the 
Board of Trustees some nominations for president, an academic 
policy suggestions concerning a faculty, a curriculum and so on 
n c i^'^I^ ^P' ^^'^'"^ *^^" ''h's committeei Would be ready and 
Prof. Nathan kept asking the trustees to be patient, saying that 
he must have men of high calibre and implying that he was 
pondering his selections very carefully. In the meanwhile all 
other things were moving rapidly and well. 
A, "^wo "lonths ago, the Messrs. Lazarus and Nathan Informed 
Alpert that there would be no Educational Advisory Committee 
and suggested that instead the Board of Trustees designate Prof 
Einstein to select a president. Alpert said this was contrary to 
the original understanding and likewise contrary to all estab- 
hshed_academic procedure. He wasn't in faVor of it he said 

he didn't like it, didn't think he could agree to it, and still in 
the interests of harmony he was willing ro hear the proposal 
through. He asked them if they, Nathan and Lazarus, had any 
nomination, personally, for the presidency. 

"Nathan and I think Harold Laski of London, would be an 
ideal choice," said Mr. Lazarus. They invited Alpert to Princeton' 
to talk it over with Prof. Einstein. Thais where Alpert made 
his .Speech about compromising on anything except Americanism. 
He said he felt the head of the school should be an American, 
and not only Yhat, but one whose Americanism and complete 
loyalty to the American interpretation of democracy was un- 
swerving and unchallengeable. 

He was willing to grant, he said, that Prof. Laski was a 
brilliant nT,an, that he might even be a great educator, but he 
was at least an international socialist of record, he had just 
sued and lost a suit for libel against a British newspaper that' 
had called him a communist, and in any event, he was contro- 
versial in his political views and a constant critic of American 

Alpert said that if they refused to abide by the Board's pro- 
cedures he would have to resign. Then his made his comment 
about compromising with Americanism. 

Nathan and Lazarus was adamant. Einstein didn't say much 
one way or the other. He did say that Laski was a very brilliant 
man, but he didn't seem to have any interest in the other angles 
and took no position. There are those who say that the great 
scientist doesn't bother much ^ith mundane matters. 

Lazarus Statement Came as Surprise \ 

The impasse went to a vote of the board and the board 
sustained Alpert. Lazarus and Nathan thereupon resigned, but 
they said they resigned with good will and that they would issue 
no statements that would jeopardize the project. 

The subsequent Lazarus statement therefore came as a sur- 
prise, and while it may npt have intended to hurt the project, 
it quoted Einstein as withdrawing his sponsorship and the use' 
of his name because Alpert and the board were trying "to break 
down the educational standards of the university." 

That's silly on the face of it because the university has no 
standards of any sort as yet. As yet, it doesn't exist. All the 
board did was to refuse to change its program of procedure to 
permit Einstein to select a president, presumably the crimson 
tinted Dr. Laski if he accepted the suggestion .of his friends. 

The peculiar part of it is that Einstein himself hasn't said 
anything one way or the other, and all efforts to reach him by 
the board and the press have been unavailing. So far as any 
word from him goes, he's still a sponsor and a backer. 

This probably comes under the head of the type of organ- ' 
izational trouble that no great project can hope to avoid, but it's I 
interesting in view of the far bigger story it throws into focus. 

The plans for the great university go on without a halt. 
The loss of the Einstein namt, if indeed it is lost, hasn't cost 
the fund campaign a dollar. It controlled nothing and can take 
nothing away. The name will simply be changed to the Brandeis 
Foundation, and that may have even more general appeal. 

There will be an Educational Advisory Committee, fn fact, ' 
it's being formed now by Prof. Max Grossman, until three weeks 
ago a popular member of the faculty of Boston University, 
and now the new Provost of Brandeis University. A president 
will be selected. He will then help select his faculty. Policies, 
a curriculum and all the rest will be decided upon, and the 
first academic year will begin in the autumn of 1948. 

You may be sitting close to the birth of one of the future's 
great educational institutions. It already had a cause to serve, 
a faith to glorify, but if it needed an issue to establish its 
character, the "Einstein incident" could scarcely have served 
it more notably. 


Academic Aspects 

(ConHnued from page one) 

When this work is completed Brandeis 
University will begin its educational 
career with faculty, students and facili- 
ties which will make this institution — 
from the time the very first lecture is 
given — one of the finest in the country. 

We have passed the formative stages 
of our history. We are now in the plan- 
ning phase. Within a few months, we 
shall be ready for operative procedures. 
Then, in a little more than a year from 
now, we shall begin with a freshman 
class of an under-graduate college which 
will bring distinction to the sponsors, 
founders and associates of Brandeis 
University. We shall open a university 
which will be a source of joy and in- 
spiration to all of the Jews of America 
— a college which will be non-sectarian 
and which will be open to all. on the 
basis of scholastic achievement and ap- 
titude, without regard to sex, color or 

The entire nation will rejoice in the 
establishment of Brandeis University.. 


A resident of Brookline, Mass., Prof. 
Grossman, 43 years old, holds three 
degrees from Boston University and has 
taken graduate studies at Harvard. Ap- 
pointed to the Boston University faculty 
as teaching fellow in 1928 and advanced 
through various academic ranks, he was 
made full Professor in 1938 at age of 
34 and a year later named head of the 
Department of Journalism. 


In 1945, he was National President 
of the American Association of Schools 
and Department of Journalism, and 
during 1942 to '44, national President 
of Kappa Tau Alpha, the Journalism 
Scholarship Fraternity. (These two posts 
represent the highest academic honors 
obtainable in the field of education for 

A newspaperman during his entire 
professional life, for many years a fea- 
ture writer on the staff of the Boston 


RE.VDY FOR OCCUPANCY — This is one t.I lour circular classrooms at the castle 
unit of Brandeis University, awaiting the first Freshman Class in September, 1948. 
Seating capacity is 110. Unique vaulted ceiling makes chamber acousticly perfect. Large 
windows provide light and a fine view of the Charles River. 

Brandeis Briefs . . . 

(Continued fronn page one) 

gifts received at the meeting totalled 
upwards of $30,000. The chairman in- 
creased his own previously announced 
gift by $1,000 as a mark of confidence 
in the future of Brandeis University. 

Sunday Post and a contributor to other 
Boston and New York newspapers and 
magazines, he served also during 1936 
to '38 as a radio news commentator. 

During the war he was a member of 
the Writers Division of the Office of 
War Information. Overseas, in 1945, he 
became dean of the School of Jour- 
nalism at the U. S. Army University, 
Biarritz, France. In addition to his 
teaching duties, he served as managing 
editor of the Army daily newspaper 
published there. In April 1946 he be- 
came roving correspondent for "Stars 
and Stripes," famed Army newspaper, 
covering Big Four meetings in Berlin, 
the Nuremberg trials and the Paris peace 

He returned to the States in Septem- 
ber 1946 and to duties at Boston Uni- 
versity. He is a member of the National 
Press Club, Massachusetts Press Asso- 
ciation, New Century Club. His schol- 
arship fraternities: Beta Gamma Sigma, 
and Kappa Tau Alpha. Social fraterni- 
ties: Phi Alpha and Kappa Omega 
Sigma. He was also founder of the 
New England Interscholastic Press 

\ As this paper goes to press, Mr. Saul 
Seder, prominent Worcester attorney, 
and outstanding communal leader, has 
called a meeting of prominent Jewish 
residents of his community to discuss 
ways and means of best enlisting that 
city's support. It is expected that the 
meeting will lay the groundwork for 
the formation of the Worcester Asso- 
ciates of Brandeis University. 

K At a meeting recently held at the 
Hotel Edison in Lynn the Trustees nf 
Temple Beth-El voted to establish a 
fellowship at Brandeis University in 
honor of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Burg. 
Mr. Burg, after 16 years' service as 
President of Beth-El, recently retired. 
His successor, Leon Shamroth, presided. 

The Brandeis Foundation 

The Board of Directors of The 
Albert Einstein Foundation, Inc. 
wishes to announce that this or- 
ganization will henceforth be known 
as The Brandeis Foundation, Inc. 
The function of the Foundation will 
continue to be for the support of 
Brandeis University, America's first 
secular institution for higher learn- 
ina; under Jewish sponsorship. The 
address also remains unchanged: 
245 Fifth Avenue, New York 16, 
New York; MUrray Hill 3-7714. 


VOL. 1 NO. 1 


JANUARY, 1949 



Dr. Abram L. Sachar 

rHE dream is a reality, the hope an 
accomplishment. Brandeis University, 
the nation's first Jewish-sponsored, non- 
sectarian University is now an educational 

tlLlUCN ClllCui.. 

Brandeis joined the illustrious ranks of 
the nation's colleges and universities 
amid traditional pomp and ceremony. 
Presidents and delegates of 210 American 
and foreign educational centers personally 
extended official welcome at the impressive 
Inaugural Ceremonies. Lay persons all 
over the country warmly received the new 

The beautiful 100-acre campus is now 
alive with the manifold activities of eager 
youth. Classrooms buzz with the excite- 
ment of students as they delve into pre- 
viously unexplored paths of knowledge 
under the guidance of the outstanding 
scholars who form the faculty. The neat 
rows of books in the library have begun 
to assume their rightful much-read, much- 
used air. Each of the colorfully furnished 
dormitory rooms reflects the distinctive 
personalities of its inhabitants. Extracur- 
ricular activities are flourishing; a student 
newspaper, literary magazine will be pub- 
lished shortly, a glee club is well over 
the organizational hump, and student 
government is in the last stages of plan- 
ning. Truly, Brandeis University is a 
"going concern". 

This heartening beginning has been 
both a proud and humbling experience. It 
would be only natural if the men who 
strove to make Brandeis University a 
reality now sat back complacently to view 
the fruition of their hard-won dream. 
Instead of that almost inevitable psycho- 
logical slackening of effort and interest, 
two inspiring events have occurred. Meyer 
Jaffe, long devoted to the Brandeis cause, 
has established a 5250,000 Library Fund; 
The New England Associates of Brandeis 
have launched a General Funds campaign 
for 51,600,000. 

Such gratifying events symbolize an 
awareness on the part of those men who 
are responsible for the birth of Brandeis 
University that their work is not yet done. 

Future generations of Brandeis students 
must find the same intellectual and spir- 
(Conl'nitit'il on jhige .5 culiiinii 2) 


$250,000 LIBRARY FUND 

$1,600,000 Campaign 
Launched for Brandeis 


The New Eng- 
-*- land Associates 
of Brandeis Univer- 
sity have launched a 
drive for 51,600,000 
it was announced re- 
cently by Morris S. 
Shapiro, Chairman 
of the Board of Trus- 
tees of the Brandeis 
the fund-raising arm of 

Foundation, Inc., 
the University. 

The funds collected during this first 
organized drive will be devoted to the 
General Funds of the University. 

Following close on the heels of the 
announcement of the campaign was the 
formation of the Organization Committee 
under the leadership of Milton Kahn. 
Members of the Committee are: Walter 
Bieringer, Benjamin Ulin, Sidney H. 
Rabinowitz, and George Constantine. This 
committee assumed the responsibility for 
the organization of campaign teams by 
industries and recruitment of team leader- 
ship. To date campaign teams representing 
some 20 industries and professions have 
been formed. 'While Boston has become 
campaign headquarters because of its prox- 
imity to the campus, fund-raising activitie.s 
are well underway in Worcester, Leomin- 
ster, Lowell, Fall River, New Bedford, 
Providence, R. I., and Manchester, New 

In discussing the campaign Mr. Shapiro 
stated, "There is every indication that the 
campaign will be an unqualified success. 
Gifts already received and other contribu- 
tions shortly to be announced, give every 
indication that the wide degree of support 
will enable us to reach our goal within a 
short period of time." 

(C'liiliniud on p.igc .3 column 1 ) 

MEYER JAFFE and a group of Mr. 
Jafife's friends have established a fund 
in the amount of $250,000 to be named 
the William Walter Jaffe Memorial Library 
Building Fund and to be used for the 
erection of a library building. 

The Library, first unit in the newly 
formulated architectural master plan de- 
signed for the expansion of the nation's 
first Jewish-sponsored, non-sectarian Uni- 
versity, is to be named in memory of Mr. 
Jaffe's son, a veteran of World War II 
who achieved a distinguished war record. 

Meyer jajje presenting check for $2i0,000 
to George Alperl. Pres, of the Board of Trustees 

It is appropriate that the memory of this 
young man be perpetuated by a contri- 
bution which will nurture future genera- 
tions of youth. 

It is also most appropriate that Brandeis 
University should receive its most sizable 
gift to date from Mr. Jaffe. For he, as 
much as any single man, has given of his 
tireless energy and rich talents to the 
creation of Brandeis. As well as serving 
on the Board of Trustees, and the Brandeis 
Foundation, Inc., he was Chairman of the 
Building Committee and personally super- 
vised the remodelling and construction 
necessary to ready the beautifully 100 acre 
campus for this fall's "Pilot" class. 


Appearing in the current issue of Look Magazine is a six-page article en- 
titled "Brandeis Uni\ersity is Born". Complete with magnificent pictures of the 
campus, students, and faculty, the story of the first Jewish-sponsored, non-sec- 
tarian University is brought once again to the attention of the nation. Run — 
do not walk — to your nearest magazine stand ! 

Nationwide Expansion 

of Women's Committee 

Well Underway 

THE same exciting pace which The 
Women's Committee of Brandeis Uni- 
versity estabhshed in their early organ- 
izational stages continues without a pause. 

Highlights of the past month's activity 
were the presentation of Si 0,000 to the 
University Library by the Women's Com- 
mittee and the establishment of enthu- 
siastic units in New Bedford, Mass., and 
Providence, R. I. Mrs. Harry L. Michaels, 
Temporary Chairman, also reports organ- 
izational activity under way in Los Angeles, 
Calif., St. Louis, Mc, and New York City. 

A recent membership meeting held on 
December 15 brought together the chair- 
men and the most active members from 
each of the organized communities for an 
overall picture of the progress of the 

Mrs. Max Katz, Chairman of Member- 
ship, pointed out that at the last large 
meeting which was held late last summer, 
membership in the Committee totalled in 
excess of 1000. Reports from the Decem- 
ber 15 meeting indicate a present member- 
ship of more than double that figure. 




Hotel Somerset — 2:30 P.M. 



Professor of Comparative Literature 

The Providence, R. I., community was 
organized under the leadership of Mrs. 
Bertram Bernhardt, Mrs. Saul Feinberg, 
Mrs. Louis I. Kramer and Mrs. Benjamin 
Rossman. The meeting in this community 
testified to the real interest of the group 
according to Mrs. Harry Michaels and 
Mrs. Irving Abrams, who told the story 
of the Committee to the Providence 
women. Mrs. Morris Pritsker represented 

Mrs. Harry Zeitz of New Bedford called 
the initial meeting of her community 
December 2. Mrs. Carl Spector, Vice 
President, reported that New Bedford 
would become a stronghold for the activ- 
ities of the Women's Committee. 

Among those representing their com- 
munities at the December 1 5 membership 
meeting were Mrs. Charles M. Stearns, 
Mrs. Abraham Zimble and Mrs. Louis 
Zimble of Chelsea; Mrs. Samuel Dubitsky, 
Mrs. Barton Goldberg, and Mrs. Edwin 
Jaffe of Tall River; Mrs. Samuel Alofson, 
Newport; Mrs. Morris Winer, Sharon; 
and Mrs. Joseph Goldberg, Fall River. 

The first specific task of the Women's 
Committee is the creation of a librar)' for 
the University. Members will participate 
in developing the Adult Education Pro- 
gram and will engage in many other 
projects vital to the development of 


A Discussion of the Curriculum Content and Educational Organization 

Among the recent distinguished visitors to the 
Br.mdeis campus Uds Mrs. Lererett SjltonslaH, 
u-ije of the United Stones Senator. Entertaining 
her were Susan Brandeis, a former classmate, 
wives of the Board of Trustees, and the officers 
of the Women's Committee. Above are Mrs. 
Saltonstall, Susan Brandeis, and Mrs. George 




Tj' ULFILLING its pledge to assume an 
-L active role in the intellectual and spir- 
itual life of the community, Brandeis Uni- 
versity is laying the foundation for a pro- 
gram of Adult Education. It is hoped 
that the initial lectures will be scheduled 
for early spring. 

A provisional Committee is functioning 
under the leadership of Dr. Milton Hindus, 
Assistant Professor of English, who was 
formerly associated with the University 
of Chicago and The New School of Social 
Research. Other members of this Com- 
mittee include Dr. Abram L. Sachar, Presi- 
dent, Dr. Ludwig Lewisohn, Professor of 
Comparative Literature and well-known 
author and critic. Dr. Shlomo Marenof, 
Lecturer in Near Eastern Languages and 
Civilizations, and Clarence Q. Berger, 
Director of Public Relations. 

The program will be directed toward 
those men and women in the community 
who desire knowledge as an end in itself. 
The lectures will be on a high intellectual 
level and personal contact between 
the audience and lecturer will be assured 
by limiting the number attending each 
course and encouraging informal gather- 
ings both before and after the lecture. 

The first draft on a list of lectures to 
be included in the program has been sub- 
mitted and, according to the committee, 
will be announced shortly. It was revealed, 
however, that Dr. Sachar, Dr. Lewisohn 
and Dr. Hindus will each give a series of 
lectures in their respective fields. It is 
expected that visiting lecturers will be in- 
vited to participate in the program. 

'T' HE excitement of the events attendant 
-*- upon the opening of Brandeis — the 
impressive Inaugural Festivities, the com- 
pletion of the present campus, the arrival 
of the "Pilot" freshman class — have 
somewhat overshadowed many important 
aspects of the new University. 

Among the more important questions 
still not completely answered are those 
pertaining to the educational pattern. What 
role does Brandeis hope to assume within 
the field of higher education .-' Is its cur- 
riculum organized along traditional paths 
or does its newness make it sympathetic to 
experimentation? In essence, what is the 
content and organization of the curriculum 
oflfered to Brandeis students.' 

Fundamentally, the educational pattern 
of Brandeis will adhere closely to that of 
the small, high-calibre liberal arts college. 

Brandeis, however, has eliminated the 
traditional concentration within depart- 
ments and divisions and has established 
four Schools: The School of General 
Studies, the School of Social Sciences, the 
School of Humanities and the School of 
Science. The administration hopes to add 
a School of Music and Fine Arts to round 
out the curriculum. 

The 107 "Pilot" freshmen are enrolled 
in the School of General Studies, which 
offers introductory and survey courses. 
Students then will concentrate in one of 
the upper Schools, each of which will offer 
diversified programs of studies. 

A keynote of this program will be to 
place the functions of guidance and 
counselling in the hands of those in con- 
tact with the student rather than in the 
files of an impersonal, central office. 

Another important contribution of this 
type of organization to the intellectual 
development of the student is the broader 
scope of study which it encourages. Rather 
than concentrate within the narrow con- 
fines of a single department, the student is 
exposed to that entire field of knowledge. 

Presently, the Brandeis curriculum offers 
16 courses to the freshman class. Each 
student is required to take five courses 
including Humanities, Western Civiliza- 
tion, Mathematics, one language and a 
choice of either philosophy or chemistry. 



As their holiday gift to Mr. and Mrs. 
Joseph Ford, the members of the Ford 
Manufacturing Co. have made a gift of 
S2,500 to Brandeis. In making the gift in 
behalf of Ford, a member of the Board of 
Trustees and tiie Foundation, employees 
stated, "No other gift could be more ap- 
propriate than a contribution to Brandeis, 
in the creation of which Clara and Joseph 
Ford have played .such a vital role. " The 
gift will be used for equipping Brandeis' 
Speech Laboratory. 



A constant stream of sightseers anxious 
to inspect the modern educational plant of 
Brandeis keeps the student guides busy each 
week-end. Following the estimated throng 
of 10,000 who viewed the grounds on 
Open House Day, visitors from Louisiana 
and Illinois, California and Canada have 
arrived daily to see for themselves the na- 
tion's first Jewish-sponsored non-sectarian 
institution of higher learning. Organiza- 
tions which have conducted formal visits 
to the campus include the Union of Ameri- 
can Hebrew Congregations, Jewish War 
Veterans, Waltham Kiwanis, Jewish Com- 
munity Council of Boston, Rabbinical As- 
sociation of Greater Boston, Council of 
Jewish Women and the Waltham Rotary. 

$1,600,000 Campaign 

(CoiiliiiKcd ]r<iiu pJgt: 1) 

He also pointed out that "Each of the 
men who has volunteered to serve has con- 
suming business and professional obliga- 
tions. Their willingness to act in such an 
important and demanding capacity reflects 
the enthusiasm and pride of the commu- 
nity in Brandeis University." 

Members of the New England Asso- 
ciates include: Edward Adaskin, Solomon 
Agoos, Herbert Alpert, Jack Ansin, Sam 
Baer, Irwin Benjamin, A. Berkowitz, Mor- 
ris Borkum, Robert P. Cable, Frank Casty, 
Max Chernis, Abner Cohan, Henry O. 
Cohen, Hyman M. Cohen, Harry S. Dane, 
Grover B. Daniels, Harry Falkson, Saul 
Fechtor, Max Feldberg, Morris Feldberg, 
Phillip Feldman, Joseph Feldman, Murray 
W. Finard, Benjamin Ford, Joseph Foster, 
Jerome Franck, Irving Frank, Herman 
Geist, Joseph Gibbs, Herman Gilman, 
Alfred H. Ginsburg, Joseph S. Ginsburg, 
Hyman S. Glass, Louis I. Glen, Joseph 
Goldberg, Louis R. Golden, Louis Gold- 
man, Edward Goldstein, Hyman Gondel- 
man, Morris Goodman, Barnett D. Gordon, 
Col. B. L. Gorfinkle, Jacob Hiatt, Max 
Hoffman, Eli Jacobson, Kivie Kaplan, 
Simon Kaplan, S. H. Knopf, Leon J. 
Kowal, Peter M. Leavitt, Edward Levine, 
Harry Levine, Louis Levine, Stanley Levine, 
I. Roy Levy, Joseph M. Linsey, Harry 
Marks, Robert Markson, Y. D. Markson, 
Charles Millender, Louis Millender, Fred 
Monosson, Edward A. Nathanson, A. S. 
Persky, Harry Quint, Samuel Rapaporte, Jr. 
Dr. Max Ritvo, Robert M. Robbins, Charles 
Rome, Hon. Da\id A. Rose, Arthur Rosen, 
Dr. S. H. Rubin, Louis H. Salvage, Irving 
Schwartz, Joseph Schwartz, Nathan 
Schwartz, Samuel Seder, Arthur Shactman, 
Abraham Shapiro, Alexander Shapiro, 
Louis P. Smith, Hervey Solar, Carl Spec- 
tor, Dewey D. Stone, Norman B. Tobias, 
Joseph Talamo, Monroe D. Trichter, Irv- 
ing Usen, Sheppard Werner, Wilfred B. 
Werner, Leonard Windhcim, Abraham 
Zimble, Louis Zimble. 


As a result of the first meeting of the 
Women's Wear Committee, the $1,600,000 
campaign was $100,000 closer to com- 

More than 130 prominent figures in the 
women's clothing industry were present at 
the recent meeting held on the Univer- 
sity's campus. Before tackling campaign 
plans these men set the pace with contri- 
butions totaling $100,000. 

Co-chairmen of the Committee include 
George Constantine, Joseph Ford, Jerome 
Frank, Herman Gilman and Arthur Rosen. 


THE MEN who translated the ideal 
of a Jewish sponsored nonsectarian 
university into the reality that is now 
Brandeis act in the realization that their 
work has just begun. For as members of 
the University's Board of Trustees and 
the Brandeis Foundation, Inc., theirs is the 
responsibility of guiding and nurturing 
the University to maturity as a small, high 
quality institution of higher education. 

High on the list of vital projects is the 
$1,600,000 drive. In this campaign as well 
as in all important University matters the 
founders of Brandeis play an active and 
constructive role. 

Morris Shapiro, as chairman of the 
Brandeis Foundation, the fund-raising 
arm of the University, is a key man in 
the informal but effective campaign or- 
ganization. Mr. Shapiro is also a leading 
figure in the Men's Wear Committee. 

No less active in the campaign is 
George Alpert, President of the Board of 
Trustees. He is always on call for the 
many necessary conferences and has brought 
the story of Brandeis to countless groups 
in the community. He is also busy with 
the formation of a Lawyer's Committee. 

Each of the Board members has assumed 
the leadership for the campaign teams 
in their industries; James Axelrod, Tex- 
tiles; Joseph F. Ford, Women's Wear; 
Norman Rabb, Provisions; and Abraham 
Shapiro, Shoe and Leather. 

Setting the pace for the entire campaign 
was Meyer Jaffe's contribution, the largest 
single gift which the University has re- 
ceived to date. 

With the men whose vision, devotion 
and perseverance made Brandeis possible 
still active in its development, Brandeis 
University is assured of a proud place in 
the academic world. 


(Continued jrom page 1) 

itual atmosphere, the same educational 
advantages, and the same opportunity for 
personal expression as is now in force 
on the Brandeis campus. 

To assure that this same high calibre 
of education be perpetuated at Brandeis, 
substantial financial reserve is essential. 
That this support is forthcoming there is 
no doubt. The unqualified enthusiam and 
pride of the Jewish community in the 
University they have created, the many 
gifts which Brandeis has received, and 
the readiness of already overworked men 
to assume the additional burdens of a 
$1,600,000 campaign testify to Brandeis' 
future security. 

To each of you who has given so 
generously of your time, efforts, and funds 
let me reaffirm the pledge that the 
Brandeis Administration will constantly 
strive toward the realization of the Uni- 
versity's great promise for the future. 

U.idci^ ol iIh AUn't At>l<.i,tl CumwilUe. om; «/ //Jc /i//ii« inJiiUiy It.inu f,rganuid l<> d,iU m ihc 
Si. (lOO.OOO i.imjKiign dre jrum left l,> right: Sunt Fechtor. Morris Shapiro, and Joseph Cibhs 'I he 
Committee held its first organizational meeting December Ulh and campaign activities are underway. 


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— It's jumbo size for student Curl \\" erutr 

— agree co-eds Natalie Litiich (left) and 
Lora Levy, as they see how their fellow 
freshmen measure up for the newly arm ed 
shipment of sweaters hearing the blue and 
white shield of the Uniiersity. 

"The Reward of Study is L'nderslanding" , 
and Brandeis University consciously strifes 
far that atmosphere conducive to study. 
Here in the pleasant, well-lighted Library, 
students spend a great proportion of their 


At the first annual Snow Ball dance, tin 
Board of Trustees selected a Queen and 
her ladies-in-u-aiting. Crowning the Queen 
Anette Hard, is Eleanor Moran. To tht 
left is "Penny" Peirez. to the right 
Carol Rodovsky. 

The production of this bull<;tin was made possible through the cooperation of the following Boston concerns: 
Wright Engraving Company, General Composition Company, Pearl Bindery, and Daniels Printing Company. 



Michael Tuch 

A more intensive concentration in the 
field of Hebrew civilization has been made 
possible by the establishment at Brandeis 
of the Michael Tuch 
Chair in Hebrew 
Literature and Eth- 
ics. The Tuch Chair 
brings to four the 
number of endow- 
ments for special 
fields of study. 

Mr. Tuch, who 
has been a resident 
of Brooklyn for many years, retired from 
business activity in 1929 to devote his 
time principally to philanthropic enter- 
prises. A visit in 1931 to Palestine, where 
he felt the impact of Hebrew as a living 
tongue, convinced him of the importance 
of preserving the basic values of Hebrew 

Commenting on his bequest to the Uni- 
versity, Mr. Tuch declared: "I am grati- 
fied that Brandeis University, though com- 
pletely nonsectarian in its admissions 
policy, in its choice of faculty, and in 
its curriculum, recognizes the significant 
position which Hebrew culture holds in 
Western civilization. I am glad to play a 
part in the strengthening of this vital 
cultural area by establishing a chair which 
I hope will always be linked with the 
highest in scholarship, research and teach- 

Other Chairs established at the Uni- 
versity recently are the Rita H. Aronstam 
Chair in Organic Chemistry, provided by 
the Rita H. Aronstam Charitable and 
Educational Foundation of Atlanta, of 
which Louis Aronstam is Chairman; and 
the Sayde Genis Chair in Biology. 


Bringing the 
story of Brandeis 
University, its 
founding and its 
future, to National 
Women's Commit- 
tee Chapters across 
the nation, Thomas 
Savage, author and Tho,>u>~I^. 
mstructor in the 
Humanities at Brandeis, has established 
a highly effective liaison between the 
University and one of its most potent 
auxiliary groups. 

The author of "The Pass" and "Lona 
Hanson", Mr. Savage has covered a total 
of 7,000 miles, speaking to Women's 
Committee chapters in Buffalo, Canton, 
Atlanta, Savannah, and New Haven. His 
engagements in these cities and his stimu- 
lating word-picture of the University ful- 
fill the purpose of bringing the concrete 
reality of Brandeis to women who have 
never visited the campus. 


Grant to Further New 

Methods in Social Sciences 

In order to encourage pioneering effort 
in the area of a progressive curriculum, 
the William C. "Whitney Foundation of 
New York City has voted a grant to the 
University to be used in developing new 
teaching methods in the social sciences. 

While current trends emphasize pro- 
fessional specialization, Brandeis plans to 
encourage its students to build skills and 
talents upon the broad base of the liberal 
arts and sciences. This educational policy, 
Brandeis curriculum authorities point out, 
is designed to equip students to cope with 
the complex social structure of contem- 
porary civilization. 

Directors of the Whitney Foundation, 
established in 1936 by Dorothy Whitney 
Elmherst, are Michael W. Straight, Presi- 
dent; Milton C. Rose, "Vice President; 
Thomas J, Regan, Treasurer; Harriet K. 
Everson, Assistant Corresponding Secre- 
tary; Max Lerner; and Beatrice Dolivet. 
The Foundation is devoted to social and 
economic planning, to the furtherance of 
the arts, and to work in the labor edu- 
cation field. 

University Publication 

Bulletin and Quarterly Will 

Increasing requests from friends, donors 
and members of the several foster 
"alumni " groups of the University have 
made clear the necessity of issuing periodic 
reports upon the gratifying development 
of Brandeis. The Brandeis Bulletin will 
be a regular monthly publication which 
will report the many on-campus and off- 






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to Appear Every Month 

Keep Brandeis Family Informed 

campus activities which contribute to the 
growth of Brandeis. 

The Brandeis Quarterly, a magazine 
devoted primarily to the academic fea- 
tures of the University, will appear every 
three months, starting with the issue of 
October 15, 19^0. The Brandeis Bulletin 
will be published on the fifteenth of each 
of the eight months in which The 
Brandeis Quarterly is not issued. 

In this manner, the rapidly growing 
list ot friends thiougiioui the nation who 
are part of the pioneering Brandeis family 
will be kept informed about each major 
step in what will assuredly be an historic 

DISCUSSING PLANS FOR THE MALDEN BRANCH of the Branden Assocnites are Ezra 
Green, prominent textile maiiufiicturer, tfho is Chairman, and George Alpert. President of the 
Brandeii Board of Trustees, who addressed the initial Maiden meeting. Serving with Mr. Green in 
organizing the Maiden group are Eli Hurvilt, Benjamin Ruderman, Sidney Ereedman, and Dr. 
Aia\ O. Berman. 


A student award for the promotion 
of inter-racial amity has been estab- 
lished at Brandeis by Joseph Mayper 
and his family, of New \'ork, in 
memory of his son who died in 
World War II. The Award, known 
as the "Bruce R. Mayper Memorial 
Award", was presented for the first 
time to Lois Spiro, President of the 
Newman Club at Brandeis, class of 
1953. at the Second Annual Convoca- 
tion in Mav. 

VOL. Ill, No. 1 

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AUGUST, 19>o 



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Following close upon the publication of 
Brandeis' freshman football schedule for 
the fall of lO'SO is the announcement by 
George Alpert, Pres- 
ident of the Univer- 
sity's Board of Trus- 
tees, that Joseph Lin- 
sey, nationally prom- 
inent beverage mer- 
chant and sports fig- 
ure, will serve as 
chairman of the 
Athletic Association. 
As Benny Friedman, Director of Ath- 
letics at the University, issued succeeding 
releases indicating that Brandeis would 
meet Harvard, Boston College, Dartmouth, 
West Point, University of New Hampshire 
and similar institutions in football, basket- 
ball or baseball during the coming academ- 
ic season, many friends of the University 
asked to be permitted to participate in 
strengthening the athletic program. The 
most frequently heard remark was, "I want 
to be certain of seats on the 50-yard-line." 
Underlying the jocularity was a sincere 
desire to aid the University in establish- 
ing its colors in the American athletic 

Mr. Linsey will shortly announce the 
composition of the temporary organizing 
committee. An old and devoted friend of 
Brandeis University, Mr. Linsey has been 
prominent in the United Jewish Appeal 
as well as in Catholic and Protestant civic 
enterprises in his native Boston. Mr. Lin- 
sey takes pride in the composition of the 
first Brandeis team, a fine cross-section of 
American life with the young athletes 
drawn from every race and creed and color. 

Shapiro Memorial Committee, Family Contribute 
Funds for Construction of Brandeis Sports Plant 

THE ABRAHAM SHAPIRO ATHLETIC BUILDING, designed by Saarinen, Saarinen & 
Associates. University architects, will be the central unit of the University's projected athletic plant. 
Construction will be started shortly on the main building {above center). Other units shmvn above 
include: (left) the proposed swimming pool building; and (right) the proposed small gymnasium 

"be the newly-acquired Memphis Tract of 21 acres 

unit. Site of the Shapiro Athletic Building will 
overloolsing the Charles River. 

A lasting monument to the memory of 
the late Abraham Shapiro, eminent Boston 
philanthropist and member of the pioneer- 
ing Board of Trustees of Brandeis, is to 
be created through the erection of the 
Abraham Shapiro Athletic Building on 
the University campus. In linking his 
name with the recently-initiated Brandeis 
athletic program, the intense interest of 
"Abe" Shapiro in the future of athletics 
at Brandeis will be appropriately com- 


The newly launched sports program at 
Brandeis takes a major stride forward 
with the announcement of the construction 
of the Abraham Marcus Athletic Field, 
named for the late Baltimore merchant. 
A practice football field, a track, a base- 
ball diamond, and a women's playing 
held and bleachers, will be readied for 
use in 1950-51 when Brandeis launches 
its intercollegiate athletic schedule. 

The gift underwriting the Athletic 
Field was presented by the widow of the 
late Mr. Marcus together with their chil- 
dren, nephews and nieces to honor the 
memory of Mr. Marcus who died early 
this year. Mr. Marcus, a beloved citizen 
of Baltimore, was president of the Louis 
Marcus Corporation. Because of his whole- 
hearted interest in athletics and sports, 
his family has chosen to perpetuate 


during the 


his name by linking 
it with Brandeis in 
the creation of the 
Athletic Field. 
Ground for the 
Field was broken by 
Joseph Linsey, Chair- 
man of the Brandeis 
Athletic Association, 
in a ceremony held 
Annual Convocation 

Exercises in May. 

Members of the Marcus family who 
made the Field possible include Mrs. 
Marcus; her two children, Louis Marcus 
and Mrs. Lloyd Gerber; and Mr. Marcus' 
sisters and brothers: Mrs. Louis Naviasky, 
Mrs. Gabriel Click, Mrs. Archie T. 'Wolf- 
sheimer; Richard S. Marcus, and Harry 

Funds for the construction of the 
Athletic Building are being made avail- 
able to Brandeis by the Abraham Shapiro 
Memorial Committee and by Mrs. Shapiro 
together with members of the Shapiro 
family, including his sons, Jacob, Sidney, 
George, and Robert; four daughters, Mrs. 
Alice Dorn, Mrs. Dorothy Kassel, Mrs. 
Jeannette Rosenberg and Mrs. Evelyn 
Andorsky; and a sister, Mrs. Anna 
Solomon. The building will serve as a 
tribute to one who played a major role 
in creating the University and charting 
its course in the formative years. 

Chairman of the Memorial Com- 
mittee, organized after Mr. Shapiro's 
death early in 1949, is A. 'W. Berkowitz. 
Honorary Chairmen of the Committee 
are Hon. Maurice J. Tobin, United States 
Secretary of Labor, and Hon. Paul A. 
Dever, Governor of the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts. Contributions to date 
have been received from more than 20 
states extending west to California and 
south to Alabama. 

The Abraham Shapiro Athletic Building 
will house, when completed, three basket- 
ball and two squash courts, a remedial 
exercise room, a wrestling room, and 
steam, locker and shower rooms. The Ath- 
letic Building will be of primary im- 
portance not only in developing the 
University's physical education program, 
but it will contribute to the diversifica- 
tion of Brandeis activities. 





The newly-elected officers of The Friends 
of the School of Music are utilizing the 
hot summer months for the initiation of 
their plans for the academic season 

The Executive Board will tender a re- 
ception to Irving Fine, newly-appointed 
Composer in Residence and Lecturer in 
Music, during the 
latter part of Au- 
gust. Dr. Fine, who 
comes to Brandeis 
from a post at the 
Harvard School of 
Music and who is 
the recent recipient 
of a Guggenheim 
Iri'hig Fine Fellowship, will join 

with Dr. Erwin Bodky, Assistant Professor 
of Music, in serving as Consultants to 
The Friends of The School of Music. 

Adolph Ullman, founder and Chairman 
of The Friends, also reports that the 
Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation has 
agreed to underwrite a series of chamber 
music concerts at the University during 
the coming season. Plans are now being 
formulated for the program itself. 

Officers of The Friends of The School 
of Music for the coming year are as fol- 
lows: Adolph Ullman, Chairman; Samuel 
Slosberg, First Vice Chairman; Mrs. Paul 
T. Smith and Emmanuel Josephs, Vice 
Chairmen; Albert Wechsler, Treasurer; 
Mrs. Frank S. Metcalf, Recording Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Bernard H. Robinson, Corre- 
sponding Secretary; Mrs. Mandell Green, 
Financial Secretary. 

Other members of the Executive Board 
are: Mrs. Erwin Bodky, Lester Dana, Mrs. 
Jacob J. Kaplan, Joseph Milhender, Max 
Mydans, Dr. Bernard H. Robinson, Mrs. 
Samuel Slosberg, Albert Ullman, Mark 
Werman and Mrs. Charles F. Whiting. 


$270,000 For Brandeis 





To demonstrate 
his confidence in the 
future of Brandeis, 
Israel Rogosin, 
prominent industrial- 
ist and philanthro- 
pist in New York 
City, has presented 
a second gift of 
$100,000 to the '"•"' R"R'"'» 
University. Mr. Rogosin made his original 
contribution several years ago. 

The largest gift reported as a result of 
a series of events held in the interest of 
Brandeis this spring in New York, the 
benefaction was freed from any restriction. 
Mr. Rogosin stipulated that it be used for 
the general purposes of the University. A 
total of $270,000 in gifts was received 
at the meeting sponsored by Mr. Rogosin. 

Mr. Rogosin, who is prominent in the 

GIFT OF $100,000 

Raised at N.Y. Meetings 

rayon and textile industries, is a member 
of the Brandeis University Board of 
Trustees, and has long been a leading na- 
tional figure in the activities of the Ameri- 
can Red Cross, the United Jewish Appeal 
and other charitable causes. He is Presi- 
dent of the Beaunit Mills, Inc., the Ameri- 
can Bemberg Corporation and the North 
American Rayon Corporation. 

A second New York meeting was held 
in the early summer under the chairman- 
ship of Dr. Isador Lubin, a member of 
the Brandeis Board of Trustees and United 
States Representative on the UN Com- 
mittee on Labor and Employment. Promi- 
nent New York personalities cooperating 
in arranging Brandeis meetings include 
Joseph Mailman, of Personna Blades; Max 
Doft, of the Princeton Knitting Mills; 
Lester Martin, of the Consolidated Tex- 
tiles; and Jack Poses, of D'Orsay Perfumes. 


Although community activities usually 
taper off with the approach of summer, 
neither hot weather nor vacation plans 
have cut deeply into the enthusiasm of the 
Membership Committee of the Greater 
Boston Chapter of the Brandeis University 
Associates. With a quota of one thousand 
members, the Committee is determined to 
achieve this goal by the fall. 

On June 28, thirty-four Committee 
members convened with their chairman. 
Harold Sherman Goldberg, at the Parker 

ON A RECENT IISIT TO THE CAMPUS Bcdiimore jiid Washington. D.C.. women discussed 
the University's plans for the School of Music with Dr. Erwin Bodky, Assistant Professor of Music. 
Left to right are Mrs. Edward Cafritz and Mrs. Jack Btau. President and Corresponding Secretary, 
respectively, of the Washington Chapter; Dr. Bodky; and Mrs. Joseph Sherbow, of Baltimore. 

House to plan the 
summer activities. 
The meeting was off 
to a good start when 
a flood of new mem- 
berships was an- 
nounced. Addresses 
were delivered by 
Hyman Cohen, Pres- 
ident of the Chapter Harold S. Goldberg 
and Milton Kahn, Chairman of the Board 
of Directors. George Alpert, President of 
the University's Board of Trustees, gave 
a resume of Associates activities in other 
communities, and paid special attention to 
the importance of the newly organized 
New York City Chapter. 

Members of the Boston Chapter served 
as Marshal's Aides during the Second 
Annual Convocation on May 27, when 
7,000 people gathered on the Brandeis 
campus to hear Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt. 
Marshal of the Aides was Harold Sherman 
Goldberg. Assisting Marshals were Sidney 
L. Kaye, Lawrence Laskey, Herbert J. 
Chernis, and Bertram Tackeff. 

The Chapter held its First Annual 
Luncheon Meeting during the Convocation 
weekend on the Brandeis campus, and was 
addressed by W. Chesley 'Worthington, 
Alumni Secretary of Brown University and 
President of the American Alumni Coun- 
cil, who spoke on the "Role of Alumm 
in Modern Education." 



At the meetinj; of the Board of Trustees held during the Second Annual Convocation Exercises, the members posed for their first formal 
portrait. Reading from left to right they are: (Settled) Meyer Jaffe; Morris S. Shapiro; Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt; George Alpert, President of the 
Board; Dr. Abram L. Sachar, President of the University; Joseph F. Ford; Israel Rogosin. (Standing) David K. Niles; Norman S. Rabb; Jacob 
Shapiro; Dudley F. Kimball; James J. Axelrod and Dr. Isador Lubin. Two Board members were unable to attend this meeting, Judge Joseph M. 
Proskauer and Dr. Paul Klapper. 



The two-fold objective of research and 
instruction will be fulfilled at Brandeis 
University through the four Sara N. 
Stonehill Memorial Teaching Fellowships 
of $2500 each, endowed through the es- 
tate of the late Mrs. Sara N. Stonehill of 

The fellowships have been established 
in the fields of chemistry, biology, physics 
and psychology. They will be awarded to 
promising young graduate students who 
have proven themselves outstanding in 
tiieir chosen fields. 

Recipients of the four fellowships, who 
will be selected on the basis of national 
competition, will be given the opportunity 
to teach at Brandeis in the fields desig- 
nated and simultaneously to continue with 
their graduate studies in the Boston area. 

In a letter to the executives of the 
Stonehill estate, Robert I. Livingston and 
Walter E. Heller of Chicago, Dr. Sachar 
declared, "This superb benefaction makes 
possible the completion of the graduate 
education of gifted young people in scien- 
tific fields and, at the same time, is of 
help to a young University because it 
makes available very competent teaching 
skills. 1 know of no more creative way by 
which the memory of Mrs. Stonehill could 
be honored than by blessing the lives of 
young people of promise." 


Lollie and ]vseph Rabiiiuuiu 

Among the recently established scholar- 
ship funds at Brandeis which will offer the 
opportunities of higher education to youths 
who are gifted but financially straitened 
is the Joseph and Lottie Rabinowitz 
Scholarship Fund. The endowment was 
presented to the University on the occasion 
of the Golden Wedding Anniversary of 
Joseph and Lottie RabinowitE of Boston 
by their four children. 

The Fund is endowed by Mr. and Mrs. 
Sidney Rabb, Mr. and Mrs. Norman S. 
Rabb, Mr. and Mrs. Irving W. Rabb, all 
of Boston, and Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Sol- 
omon of New York. Mr. Rabinowitz, who 
is President of Stop and Shop Super- 
markets, has long been prominent in 
community affairs. 

The Scholarship Fund, which currently 
is endowed to provide for full tuition an- 
nually for a boy and a girl, may be in- 
creased in the future to provide additional 




The Commons Room of the Castle, the 
largest and most luxurious of the Univer- 
sity lounges, will bear the name of Irving 
and Edyth Usen as a tribute to the sus- 
tained devotion of this prominent Boston 
family to the purpose of Brandeis. A re- 
cent gift of $25,000 is in addition to 
previous Usen donations which were made 
in the earlier years of the University. 

In accepting the gift on behalf of the 
University, Dr. Abram L. Sachar stated: 
"We are proud to assign a name so hon- 
ored and so esteemed in our community 
for the Commons Room which is contin- 
ually u.sed by students, faculty and visitors. 
The name and the purpose of the room 
belong together, and I am vcr)' happy that 
we may count you very integrally in our 
Brandeis family." 

Mr. Usen, President of the Irving Usen 
Trawling Co., is active in community and 
philanthropic affairs. He is former Treas- 
urer and Chairman of the Combined 
Jewish Appeal of Greater Boston. 




^_^^_______ In Memphis, 

^^HB^^I Tenn., where Bran- 
'^ ^^^ jgjs boasts a larger 

(I I "alumni" than any 

• "^t IP other college, prom- 
inent community 
leaders are in the 
forefront in sup- 
porting efforts to 
Abe D. Waldauer build the University. 

Under the chairmanship of Abe D. 
Waldauer, one of Memphis' leading citi- 
zens, the group attracted enough support 
to ensure funds for the purchase of a 27- 
acre tract of land adjoining the present 
Waltham, Mass., campus to be known as 
the Memphis Tract and to be utilized 
for the development of the University's 
athletic facilities. This ground is now 
being cleared for the Abraham Marcus 
Athletic Field and will also be the site of 
the Abraham Shapiro Athletic Building. 

The additional acreage will extend the 
campus close to the banks of the historic 
Charles River, where the University will 
take its place with the other institutions 
of higher learning that overlook the 
Charles, including Harvard, Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology and 'Wellesley. 

The men who cooperated with Mr. 
Waldauer in making this achievement pos- 
sible include John Adler, Leo Bearman, 
Philip Belz, 'William Epstein, 'William 
Garber, Jack Goldsmith, Charles Good- 
man, Benjamin Goodman, Myron Garber, 
Louis Kotler, William Lowenberg, Dr. 
Louis Levy, Sam Plough, Philip Perel, 
Aaron R. Scharff, and Abe Wursburg. 
Nathan Shainberg is Secretary, and M. A. 
Lightman, Jr., Herbert Kahn and Julian 
Allenberg form the Attendance Committee. 

Further evidence of Memphis zeal and 



Columbus, O., reports an active 
Women's Committee Chapter under 
the direction of its able President, 
Mrs. Alfred Kobacker. Only a few 
months old at this date, they have 
already listed a large membership 
with a substantial proportion of Life 

Other Columbus officers are Mrs. 
Samuel Melton and Mrs. Morris 
Resler, Vice Presidents; Mrs. David 
Rosenfeld, Secretary; Mrs. Harry Getz, 
Treasurer; and Mrs. Theodore Schlon- 
sky. Membership Chairman. 

generosity toward Brandeis are the grants 
from the Kahn Trust, established by the 
will of Jacob M. Meyer, honoring the 
memory of Henry M. and Lena Meyer 
Kahn, which have been used to supple- 
ment salaries of faculty members, thereby 
aiding in maintaining the high standards 
of the University. A loan fund and a 
scholarship fund for needy students have 
also come from the Kahn Trust. Addi- 
tional Memphis activity resulted in the 
establishment of the Sam Abraham Mem- 
orial Scholarship Fund at Brandeis, hon- 
oring the memory of Sam Abraham, a dis- 
tinguished Memphis communal leader. It 
will provide scholarships at Brandeis for 
deserving students. 

The Memphis Chapter of the Brandeis 
Associates recently held its first member- 
ship dinner meeting in the Forrest Room 
of the Gayoso Hotel and was addressed by 
George Alpert, President of the Board of 
Trustees, and Benny Friedman, Director 
of Athletics at Brandeis. Jack Lieberman, 
Executive Director of the Memphis Jew- 
ish Welfare Fund, supervised the arrange- 
ments for the Brandeis Associates dinner. 


n^he Women's Cojm7iiUee 

The Detroit Chapter has launched its 
formal organization under the leadership 
of Mrs. Oscar Zemon, President Pro-Tem. 
Its 47 sister chapters throughout the na- 
tion welcome the newest member chapter. 

Other temporary Detroit officers are Mrs. 
Leonard Kasle, First Vice President; Mrs. 
Philip Marcuse, Secretary; Mrs. Norman 
Levey, Treasurer; Mrs. Lawrence Segar, 
Corresponding Secretary; Mrs. Harvey 
Rattner, Financial Secretary; and Mrs. E. 
Bryce Alpern, Publicity. 
The Brandeis story was interpreted to 
the recently- formed Cleveland Chapter by 
Mrs. Alvin Mellman, Temporary Chair- 
man, who visited the campus last month 
to acquaint herself fully with the work of 
the University. 

Hartford continues to pace the Women's 
Committee in terms of enthusiasm and ac- 
tivity with Mrs. Edwin Lavitt as President. 
Llnder the leadership of Mrs. John Sudar- 
sky. Honorary President, the chapter was 
established as one of the leading groups 
in the community. 

Hartford officers include Mrs. Harry 
Bishop, Treasurer; Mrs. Richard Harris, 
Financial Secretary; and Mrs. Joseph Su- 
darsky, Recording Secretary. 

The Brandeis story went west to Phoenix, 
where Mrs. Arnold H. Abelson presides. 
Officers of the Phoenix Chapter assisting 
Mrs. Abelson are Mrs. Samuel Langerman, 
Vice President; Mrs. Meyer Spitalny, Treas- 
urer; Mrs. A. D. Spector, Publicity Chair- 
man; and Mrs. Maurice Chesler, Member- 
ship Chairman. 

On the west coast San Francisco wom- 
en, under the leadership of Mrs. Melvin 
Swigg, President, are formulating plans 
for a membership campaign to increase 
the ranks of their chapter, one of the 
youngest in the Women's Committee. 

Other San Francisco officers include Mrs. 
Mel Schwartzbaum, Vice President; Mrs. 
Alvin I. Fine, Recording Secretary; Mrs. 
Percy Barker, Corresponding Secretary; and 
Mrs. Ovid Ross, Treasurer. 

ST. LOUIS WOMEN attending the recent Convocation Confer- 
ence of the National Wotnen's Committee meet ivith Susan Bran- 
deis, Honorary President. Left to right are Mrs. Morris Horwitz, 
Miss Brandeis, Mrs. Morris M. Sachar and Mrs. Samuel E. Fleisch- 
mann. Under the leadership of Mrs. Sachar more than 900 mem- 
bers were enrolled at the Chapter's first formal meeting. 

to the Convocation Conference met Prof. Max Lerner on the cam- 
pus. Left to right, are Mrs. Sidney 0. fan/is, President. Atlanta: Mrs. 
Louis Rudofsky, Savannah; Prof. Lerner; Mrs. Samuel Alterman, 
and Mrs. Eli Goldstein, President, San Antonio, Texas. Chapters 
in these states are engaging in extraordinary membership activity. 




Three new librar}' collections have been 
established in the Brandeis Library in the 
form of memorials during the past months. 

The Morris and Vera Hillqiiit Collec- 
tion, an extensive library of books and 
pamphlets dealing with the origins of 
American socialism and labor organization, 
was presented by Miss Nina E. Hillquit 
of New York in memory of her parents. 
The late Morris Hillquit was an authority 
on the American labor movement and 
wrote many texts on the subject. 

The Jacob White Book Fund has been 
established through a bequest of the late 
Lynn, Mass., philanthropist and hotel 
owner. While many contributions have 
been made to the Library for the purchase 
of texts in specific fields, this is one of 
the first bequests, unrestricted in its use, 
designed to fill the University needs on a 
broader level. 

Mrs. Freda Manishen of Manchester, 
N.H., has established the James Manishen 
Collection to memorialize her late hus- 
band who was for many years active in 
civic and communal endeavors. 


KEY BRANDEIS WOMEN are picl/ired dining the Second Aiintial Convocal'ion 
Exercises ti'hich also concluded the annual women's Conference. Left to right are Mrs. 
Harry L. Michaels, President of the National Women's Committee of Brandeis University 
and its Founder; Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Board Member of the University; and Mrs. 
Max Slater who served as Chairman of the W^omen's Committee Conference. 



A series of membership teas has resulted 
in a membership figure of almost 1,500 
for the Chicago Women's Committee 
Chapter. Chicago has already accounted 
for more than $10,000 in funds trans- 
ferred to the University for support of the 
Library and for the underwriting of four 
chairs in the Humanities. 

Particular success has been realized in 
promoting the Books for Brandeis pro- 
gram in Chicago, whereby members me- 
morialize individuals or celebrate special 
occasions by direct contributions to the 
Library. Such gifts receive permanent rec- 

ognition through special bookplates which 
go into the volumes that are purchased. 

Chicago officers, responsible for the 
rapid growth of their organization are 
the following Mesdames: Maurice Mandel, 
President; Philip Sachs and Arnold Ep- 
stein, Vice Presidents; Benjamin Sherman, 
Treasurer; A. Morris Krensky, Assistant 
Treasurer; Jacob Braude, Corresponding 
Secretary; Kate Sherman, Recording Sec- 
retary; Melvin Afremow, Financial Sec- 
retary; and Milton H. Callner, Book Fund 


of the National 
Women's Commit- 
tee sounds the key- 
note for its sister 
chapters with a 
total membership 
of 3600 including 
"i 50 Life Members. 
Mrs. bring Abrams, 
president of the 
Chapter, chats with 
lienny Friedman, 
Brandeis Director 
uf Athletics, -who 
was the guest 
spealser at the 
Chapter's annual 
meeting recently. 



Women of the Providence Women's 
Committee Chapter claim that their 
group in the Capital of the nation's 
smallest state has the largest pro- 
portionate membership of any com- 
munity in the country. Their most 
recent membership figures listed 595 
Annual Members and 14 Life Members. 
Leadership in Providence has been 
provided by Mrs. Louis Kramer, Presi- 
dent; Mrs. Saul Feinberg, Vice Presi- 
dent: Mrs. Archie Fain, Secretary; Mrs. 
Siedert Goldowsky, Financial Secre- 
tary; and Mrs. Max Greenbaum, 



Connecticut State's leading Women's 
Committee Chapter is New Haven, report- 
ing over 500 members and placing itself 
in the New England membership enroll- 
ment vanguard. New Haven activities, 
under the direction of Mrs. Arthur You- 
man. President, are expanding to include 
the neighboring communities of Ansonia, 
Derby, Seymour and Milford. 

Chapter officers who direct New Haven 
activity are, in addition to Mrs. Youman, 
Mrs. Abraham Weissman, Treasurer, and 
Mrs. Waldo Eisner, Book Fund Chairman. 




LAUNCHING THE NEW YORK CITY ASSOCIATES .11 thtir ckirler memhenhip met/zi/x 
at the Hotel Commodore in June were, left to right. Norman S. Goetz. toastmasler: Dr. Abram L. 
Sachar: Mrs. Adele RosenwaU Levy: and Dr. Isador Lubin. Chairman of the Dinner Committee. 

Culminating a month of activities on 
behalf of Brandeis, more than 400 charter 
members of the New York City Chapter 
of the Brandeis Associates gathered early 
in June at the Hotel Commodore for their 
initial meeting under the chairmanship of 
Dr. Isador Lubin, consultant to the State 
Department and a member of the Univer- 
sity Board of Trustees. 

Maurice J. Tobin, United States Secre- 
tary of Labor and George Alpert, Presi- 
dent of the Brandeis Board, addressed the 
group, and Norman S. Goetz, Past Presi- 
dent of the Federation of Jewish Philan- 
thropies of New York City and a Trustee 
of the State University of New York, 
served as toastmaster. Other addresses were 
delivered by Dr. Max Lerner, Professor of 
American Civilization at Brandeis, and by 
Dr. Abram L. Sachar, President of the 
University. A student panel representing 
the varied activities of the University was 
a highlight of the evening's program. 

Among the eminent New Yorkers serv- 
ing as Honorary Chairmen of the commit- 
tee organizing the new chapter are Judge 
Samuel L Rosenman, advisor to Presidents 
Roosevelt and Truman; Judge Joseph M. 
Proskauer, member of the Brandeis Board 
of Trustees and Honorary National Pres- 
ident of the American Jewish Committee; 
Senator Herbert H. Lehman, former Gov- 
ernor of New York; and Mrs. Adele 
Rosenwald Levy. 

Honorary Vice Chairmen of the organ- 
izing group included: Louis Broido, ex- 
ecutive of Gimbel Brothers; Max Doft, 
of the Princeton Knitting Mills; Irving 
M. Engel, attorney; Abraham Feinberg, of 
Jac Feinberg Hosiery Mills, Inc.; Andrew 
Goodman, of Bergdorf-Goodman; Col. 
Harry D. Henshel, executive of the Bulova 
Watch Company; Benjamin Hutner, of 


Research in the sciences at Brandeis 
University advances another step with the 
announcement of the construction of the 
Breitman Family Physics Laboratory. The 
Laboratory will be housed in the Science 
Hall Annex, now under construction. 

To be built with completely modern 
physics equipment, the Laboratory repre- 
sents the gift of the family of Samuel 
Breitman including his brothers, Abraham 
and David; his wife Fannie Breitman; and 
his children, Leonard Breitman, Mrs. Phil- 
ip Neiman and Mrs. Carl Ginsburg. Mr. 
Breitman is a prominent shoe manufac- 
turer and philanthropist of Lynn, Mass. 

Blueprints for the Science Hall Annex 
include, along with the Breitman Family 
Physics Laboratory, an atomic physics lab- 
oratory, a physics demonstration room, a 
biology laboratory, four classrooms, a pho- 
tographic darkroom, and faculty offices. 

A formal dedication ceremony in the fall 
will mark the opening of the Breitman 
Family Physics Laboratory for use in the 
Brandeis science program. 

Consolidated Retail Stores, Inc.; Andre 
Meyers, of Lazare Freres, Bankers; Max 
Ogust, Director of the Free Sons of Israel; 
Joseph Pulvermacher, of the Sterling Na- 
tional Bank; James N. Rosenberg, attorney; 
Hon. Benjamin Shalleck, Judge; Hon. 
Meier Steinbrink, Judge in the New York 
State Supreme Court; Walter W. Weis- 
mann, executive of the Aetna Industrial 
Corporation; and Harry Zeitz, executive 
of Martin's Department Store in Brooklyn. 


Max Feinberg Heads Donor List 

An Anniversary Research Fund, provid- 
ing the means through which contributors 
may find an outlet for donations to com- 
memorate personal or family anniversaries, 
has been established and approved by the 
Brandeis Board of Trustees. 

The first contribution to the newly cre- 
ated Fund, which will underwrite teaching 
fellowships in the field of science, has 
been made in honor of the birthday of 
Max Feinberg, of West Newton, Mass. 
Donors to the Fund will be honored an- 
nually on the birthday anniversary of Jus- 
tice Louis Dembitz Brandeis in special ex- 
ercises to be held by the University. 

Mr. Feinberg, whose name will head 
the list of the Anniversary Research Fund 
volume, is a member of the Brandeis 
University Associates and previously con- 
tributed $5,000 to Brandeis. 

Statistically Speaking . . . 

The story of a great university can never 
be told in terms of statistics; it must be 
a record of quality and integrity .... 
Reports compiled at the close of the aca- 
demic year 1949-50, however, do reveal 
an array of significant facts .... The 
membership of the National Women's 
Committee increased by 300"^'^ over that 
for the preceding year .... The number 
of communities organizing local chapters 
of the Women's Committees increased by 
400^ r .... To date, individuals residing 
in more than 200 communities throughout 
the nation have made gifts to the Univer- 
sity .... ranging from Presque Isle, 
Maine, to Spokane, Washington and from 
Oshkosh, 'Wisconsin, to Lepanto, P.I. (a 
sub-province of Mountain Province of the 
Philippine Islands) . . . Twice as many 
communities were recorded this year as 
compared with last year .... The num- 
ber of courses offered by the University 
in ■49-'50 was 42 — in '5u-'51 it will be 
196 .... More than 65% of the Univer- 
sity's gifts last year came from outside of 
New England — more than 80'^ r from 
outside Boston .... George Alpert, Pres- 
ident of the University's Board of Trus- 
tees, travelled over 40,000 miles last year 
in the interests of Brandeis .... The 
Louisville, Kentucky, Women's Committee 
Chapter lists a Roman Catholic priest as 
a Life Member .... The University will 
double its dormitory capacity this summer 
with the construction of the Ridgewood 
Apartments .... Next year's student 
body will represent 28 states and six for- 
eign nations .... In the past year the 
unique story of Brandeis University was 
featured in TIME Magazine, NEWS- 
WEEK Magazine, QUICK Magazine and 
several Anglo-Jewish publications .... 
The nation is watching the growth of "the 
University with a mission." 

Presswork, Courtesy of Daniels Printing Co., Boston 



September 30 Maine Mariiime Academy 

October 6 

Boston College 

October 1 4 

Harvard University 

October 21 

Brewsicr Academy 

October 28 


ingfield College J. V. 

November 4 


November 10 

Boston University 



Coach Benny Friedman Trains Athletes For Grid Games With Seven Colleges 

Brandeis kicks off in the intercollegiate 
athletic scene on September 30, when the 
Brandeis freshman eleven tangles with the 
Maine Maritime Academy football team. 
The grid game signals the initiation of an 
impressive sports schedule which also in- 
cludes basketball, baseball and soccer. 

Underwriting the newly-launched ath- 
letic program is the Brandeis Athletic 
Association under the chairmanship of 
Joseph Linsey, prominent Boston beverage 
manufacturer and sports enthusiast. The 
youngest of the University's auxiliary or- 
ganizations, the Athletic Association is at- 
tracting support from individuals and 
groups throughout the nation. 

Athletic Director Benny Friedman and 
Line Coach George Keneally, who have 
been working out with the Brandeis ath- 
letes indicate that the team will be in top 
physical condition by the time they meet 
their iirst grid opponent on September 30 
in Castine, Maine. Members of the team, 
Mr. Friedman pointed out, have acquitted 
themselves admirably in secondary school 
in both athletic and academic activities. 

The completion of the Abraham Marcus 
Atheletic Field and the Abraham Shapiro 
Athletic Center will enable the Brandeis 
teams to meet their opponents on the 
Waltham campus. Pending completion of 
the athletic plant, all games for the 1950- 
^ 1 season will be played away. 

I'ISITING the cjm- 
pus. Judge Joseph M. 
Proskj»er. left, mem- 
ber of the Board of 
Trustees. chats with 
Dr. Abram L. Sachar, 
Brandeis President, cen- 
ter, and George Alpert. 
President of the Board 
of Trustees. In the 
background are the 
battlements of The 
Castle, major building 
and landmark of the 


The appointment 
of Morris S. Shapiro, 
member of the 
Brandeis Board of 
Trustees and promi- 
nent Boston manu- 
facturer, as Chair- 
man of the Com- 
mittee on Scholar- 
ships and Aid of the ^'"■''' ^''"P'"' 
Board, has been announced by George 
Alpert, President of the Board of Trustees. 
In his capacity as chairman, Mr. Shapiro 
will work with members of his committee 
in formulating policy regarding the re- 
ceipt of scholarship funds by the University. 

Upon assuming the chairmanship, Mr. 
Shapiro disclosed that more than 150 
scholarships and other forms of financial 
aid have been awarded for the academic 
year 1950-51, 67 of them to freshmen. 
Last year, Mr. Shapiro further revealed, 
85 scholarships were awarded to 25 per- 
cent of the student body, totalling $36,135. 

In the coming year at least one-third of 
the student body will receive scholarships 
or other forms of financial aid totalling 
more than $65,000, of which $26,000 will 
go to members of the incoming class. Of 
the upper-class students who will receive 
aid, Mr. Shapiro's report continued, 50 
percent of the juniors and 40 percent of 
the sophomores are on the Dean's List. 
Financial aid to students includes scholar- 
ships, bursaries, grants-in-aid, loans and 

Mr. Shapiro, a resident of Boston for 
more than forty years, heads the Trimount 
Clothing Company. He has held offices in 
the Associated Jewish Philanthropies and 
the Combined Jewish Appeal. 


The first student exchange between 
Brandeis University and Israel will be re- 
alized this year with the award of the 
Ida Hillson Schwartz Exchange Fellowship 
to 16-year-old Eliyahu Ahilea of Jeru- 
salem. The young Israeli student was 
directed to Brandeis by Leonard Bernstein, 
who recently visited in Israel on a con- 
ducting tour. Mr. 
Bernstein is a mem- 
ber of the Univer- 
sity's Educational 
Policies Committee 
for Music. 

The Schwartz Fel- 
lowship, established 
■ '- -^ last year by Elias 

L,., :.,•./ Bunsiein EJ^ard Schwartz of 
Somerville, Mass., with his four children 
in honor of his late wife, provides for a 
gifted Israeli student to spend a year at 
Brandeis, or for a Brandeis student to 
study in Israel. 

A talented conductor in his own right, 
Eliyahu Ahilea has twice conducted the 
Orchestra of the Israel Broadcasting Serv- 
ice, both on the air and publicly. He is 
the winner of the only scholarship awarded 
by the Israeli government to student music 

The awarding of the Schwartz Fellow- 
ship fulfills the hopes expressed by Israeli 
Ambassador Eliahu Elath that Brandeis 
University might serve as "a source for 
close cooperation and better understanding 
between the United States and the people 
of Israel." 


Educational Benefactor Mourned 

The founder of 
the Michael Tuch 
Chair in Hebrew 
Literature and Eth- 
ics at Brandeis died 
September 2 at his 
home in Brooklyn, 
N.Y., after a long 
'l'"ess. Michael Tuch 

As early as 1917 
Mr. Tuch became well known as an 
eminent benefactor of educational and 
philanthropic institutions. He established 
the Michael Tuch Foundation which an- 
nually makes contributions to a substantial 
number of charitable and educational 

The Michael Tuch chair at Brandeis 
permits the University to strengthen the 
area of Hebrew concentration established 
at the University's inception in 1948. This 
will serve as a lasting memorial to the late 
philanthropist's lifetime of community 
service. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. 
Tessie Tuch, and two sisters. 



Official publication of Brandeis Lhiiventty puhliihed IH times during the year (once in the months of September. November and February: tu-ice in the months of October. 
December. January, .March. April and July: three times in the month of May) at Brandeis Unnersily. 41) South Street. Waltham S4. Mass. Application for entry as second 
Class matter at Boston. Aiass., is pending. 


c/ne Vi/onien s Coitiiuitfee 

Eighty new Life Members have been 
added to the rolls of the Greater Boston 
Chapter, following a highly successful 
Life Membership Luncheon last month. 
The Luncheon was held at Tower Hill 
Farm in Plymouth, Mass., the summer 
estate of Mrs. Jack London, Boston's 
Chairman of Life Membership. Mrs. 
William Talcoff and Mrs. David Karp, 
Vice Presidents in charge of the Lunch- 
eon, and Mrs. Edward Canter, Trans- 
portation Chairman, recommend this 
type of function for increasing member- 
ship. Mrs. Irving Abrams heads the 
Greater Boston Chapter which now 
boasts 516 Life Members and a total 
membership of close to 4,000. 

Manchester, N.H., women hold their 
annual membership meeting on October 
10 and will be addressed by Mrs. Max 
Katz, National Membership Chairman and 
Board Member. The chapter, which cele- 
brates Its first anniversary this month, is 
headed by Mrs. Leonard V. Finder. 

On September 19th, leading women in 
the Philadelphia community gathered for 
an organizational meeting to lay the 
ground-work for the formation of a 
Women's Committee chapter in that city. 
George Alpert, President of the Llni- 
versity's Board of Trustees, will bring 
the story of Brandeis to the group. 

Two of the youngest chapters will be 
holding their first membership meetings 
next month and will be addressed by 
Dr. Sachar. The Detroit Chapter, headed 
by Mrs. Oscar Zemon, President Pro-Tem, 
meets on October 16 at Temple Beth-El, 
and the Cincinnati women, whose presi- 
dent is Mrs. Philip Meyers, will meet 
on the 30th. 

Upstate New York boasts two recently- 
formed chapters, one in Schenectady with 
Mrs. Wiliia.-r. Golub, President, and the 
other in Syracuse where Mrs. Joseph 
Kallet presides. 

Manhattan, Brooklyn and Bronx Chap- 
ters will meet jointly on October 17 at 
the Concourse Plaza Hotel. Presidents of 
these chapters are Mrs. S. S. Allen, Man- 
hattan; Mrs. S. Charles Gardner, Brooklyn; 
and Mrs. Samuel Gattegno, Bronx. 

Way down south in New Orleans the 
League of Jewish Women is sponsoring 
a meeting of community leaders to or- 
ganize a chapter in the delta city. Dr. 
Sachar will review the University's past 
two years and outline its future at the 
October 1 1 gathering. 

The Lynn, Mass., Chapter is mobilizing 
for a fall membership campaign and will 
sponsor a series of special functions for 
both Annual and Life Members, and for 
prospective members. Mrs. Ellis Michel- 
son is President of the chapter. 



Mrs. Adele Ro- 
senwald Levy of 
New York, daughter 
of the late Julius 
Rosenwald, has been 
elected to the Bran- 
deis Board of Trus- 
tees, George Alpert, 
President of the 
Board, has an- 

Mrs. Levy 

nounced. She joins Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt 
as the only women serving on the Board. 

Mrs. Levy was the first Chairman of 
the National Women's Division of the 
United Jewish Appeal, organized in 1946, 
and served in that capacity for two years. 
She has served for many years on the 
Board of Directors of the Greater New 
York United Jewish Appeal. Her active 
concern with refugees and displaced per- 
sons prompted her to accept the Vice 
Chairmanship of the Citizens Committee 
on Displaced Persons. 

A prominent sponsor of civic, cultural 
and educational projects, Mrs. Levy is 
noted for her work in the field of child 

care. She is President of the Citizens 
Committee on Children of New York City 
and was designated by President Truman 
to the Executive Committee of the Mid- 
Century White House Conference on 
Children and Youth, to be held in 

The wife of the eminent child psychi- 
atrist Dr. David M. Levy, Mrs. Levy is 
the mother of two sons. She is Chairman 
of the Child Care Committee of the Com- 
munity Service Society and serves as a 
member of the Boards of the Play Schools 
Association, Youth House, the New York 
City Youth Board, the Good Neighbor 
Federation and the Lavanburg Foundation. 

Among the cultural and civic organiza- 
tions with which she is affiliated are the 
Museum of Modern Art, of which she is 
a member of the Board of Directors; and 
the Civic Legislative League of New York 
State, where she serves on the Executive 
Committee. She is also a member of the 
Mayors Advisory Committee on Business 
Administration of the New York City 
Department of Welfare. 


KEY FIGURES at last month's meeting of 

North Shore, Mass., community leaders are, 
Louis Salvage, left, and Harry Remis who 
chaired the meeting. Close to 100 men who 
attended -will he the charter members of the 
newly-launched North Shore Associates Chapter 
under the chairmanship of Mr. Remis. The 
communities represented are Beverly, Lynn, 
i\i.irhlehead. Peabody. Salem and Saugui. 

The 15 00- volume mathematics collection 
of the late Professor Harry Blumberg of 
Ohio State University, who ranked as one 
of the foremost mathematicians in the 
country until his death this year, has been 
recently acquired by the Brandeis Library. 

The gift of this extensive collection of 
texts and significant publications in the 
theory and development of mathematical 
science to Brandeis was arranged by Mrs. 
Alfred Kobacker, President of the Colum- 
bus Chapter of the National Women's 
Committee, an associate for many years of 
the Blumberg family, and by Professor 
A. M. Schultz, of the Ohio State Univer- 
sity Romance Languages Department. 

Professor Blumberg was connected with 
Ohio State University for 25 years and 
organized its graduate school in mathemat- 
ics. The only American to receive a Doc- 
tor of Philosophy degree ciitn laiide from 
Gottingen University in Germany, he was 
a frequent contributor of important articles 
to outstanding mathematics journals. 

The Columbus Chapter of the Women's 
Committee, one of the youngest chapters 
in the country, has already made remark- 
able progress under the leadership of Mrs. 
Kobacker both in recruiting members and 
in contributing toward fulfilling the goals 
of the Women's Committee. 





RISING FAST, enrollment in the Canton. 
O.. Chapter was accelerated by an intensive 
membership campaign and now numbers 188 
including W Life Members. Mrs. Paul Heller. 
right, IS President and Mrs. Norton Levin, left, 
is Book Fund Chairman. 

The appointment 
of Milton Kahn, na- 
tionally recognized 
leader in communal 
and philanthropic ac- 
tivities, as National 
Chairman of the 
Brandeis University 
Associates has been Milton a < 

announced by George Alpert, President 
of the Brandeis Board of Trustees. 

Mr. Kahn's appointment highlights the 
growth of the Associates, whose rapid ex- 
pansion since their launching last Decem- 
ber now warrants national leadership for 
the organization. Mr. Kahn has ser\'ed 
until now as Chairman of the Board of 
Directors of the Greater Boston Chapter. 




A collection of first editions of the 
works of John Galsworthy and Lafcadio 
Hearn, many of them autographed by 
the authors and richly bound, has been 
donated to the Brandeis Library by 
Frank L. Weil, proininent New York 

Mr. Weil is co-founder and director 
of the United Service Organizations 
and President of the National Jewish 
Welfare Board since 1940. He is Chair- 
man of the President's Committee on 
Religion and Moral Welfare in the 
Armed Forces. 

More than 200 Philadelphia community 
leaders will gather for their first meeting 
in the interests of Brandeis University on 
September 27 at the Warwick Hotel. The 
group will serve as the core of support in 
Philadelphia and will spark activities in 
other sectors of the state. 

Speakers at the meeting, who will bring 
the Brandeis story to Philadelphia, include 
Dr. Abram L. Sachar, Brandeis President; 
Benny Friedman. Athletic Director; and 
Maurice J. Tobin. United States Secretary 
of Labor. They will summarize the first 
two years of the Universit)'s activities and 
outline its future plans. 

Among the major offices which the 
noted Boston manufacturer has held are - 
National Secretary of the Council of Jew- 
ish Federations and Welfare Funds; Na- 
tional Chairman for three years of the 
United Jewish Appeal Interim and Reso- 
lutions Committees; and Vice Chairman 
for the past 15 years of the Greater Bos- 
ton Community Fund. 

Long identified with educational and 
charitable activities, Mr. Kahn is past 
President of the Associated Jewish Philan- 
thropies of Boston and a member of for- 
mer Governor Saltonstall's Massachusetts 
War Emergency Board. He is a trustee 
and member of the Executive Committee 
of the Combined Jewish Appeal of 
Greater Boston: a trustee and member of 
the Executive Committee of the Beth 
Israel Hospital; a trustee of the Children's 
Hospital; and a member of the Executive 
Committee of the Jewish Community 
Health Survey, all in Boston. 



Adolph Ullman, Chairman of the 
Friends of the School of Music, and 
Brandeis University officials met with Dr. 
Serge Koussevitzky last month at Tangle- 
wood in Lenox. Mass., to formulate plans 
for the Brandeis School of Music. Mr. 
Ullman was accompanied by Dr. Abram 
L. Sachar, Brandeis President, Dr. Erwin 
Bodky, Associate Professor of Music, and 
Irs'ing Fine. Lecturer in Music and Com- 
poser in Residence. Dr. Koussevitzky is 
the University's Consultant in Music. 


provide additional residences for doubled enfoUment . Shown above 
is a portion of one of the five new dormitory units which will he 
readied to house 150 students this fall. These are the first buildings 
to be erected as part of the 50-building, $22,000,000 master plan 
designed by Saarinen, Saarinen and Associates. 

WORK PROCEEDS RAPIDjLY on the construction of Science 
Hall Annex, to contain the Breitman Family Physics Laboratory, 
an atomic physics laboratory, a physics demonstration room, a 
physics laboratory, a biology laboratory, four classrooms, a photo- 
graphic darkroom, and faculty offices. 240 freshmen will share these 
facilities iiith the 215 upperclassmen. 

Presswork, Cojriesy ol Daniels Printing Co.. Boston 

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Only those who go through the aggravation of pioneering know the 
tensions under which it is necessary to function. The endless problems 

of fund-raising, the planning of facilities within the rigid framework 
of a time-schedule, the pressures from people to promote ideas and 
schemes and techniques, these and a thousand other problems, large 

and small, complicate the pleasant routine of building a university. 
But the compensations so far outbalance the headaches that no one 
who is privileged to be in the pioneering group really complains. 

Every day there are new results, creative, affirmative, to add to the 

growing permanent assets. Buildings, facilities, the expanding curric- 
ulum, a student body with a keen sense of destiny, a faculty which 
relates itself to the whole school rather than to the courses personally 

taught, a constituency of devoted friends and well-wishers — all pressed 

on by the thrill of initiating, setting standards, creating precedents. 
The Brandeis "Review" is in the category of "firsts" that add to the 
gratification of pioneering. It begins modestly; it Is a long way from 

the superb publications that are the glory of well-established colleges. 
But there are years in which to grow — and if such growth depends 

on devotion, resourcefulness and high hopes, the first staff, putting 

together the first galleys for the first issues, has the necessary quality. 



Vol. I. No. 3 Oct. 29. 1950 

Official Publication of 
Brandeis University published 
18 times during the year 
(once In the months of 
September, November, and 
February; twice in the months 
of October, December, Jan- 
uary, March, April and July; 
three times in the month of 
May) at Brandeis University, 
415 South Street, Waltham 
54, Mass. Entered as second 
class matter at the Post 
Office at Boston, Mass. 

Cover design by Donis 
Asnin; campus photographs 
by Ralph Norman. 


courage ... in the shadow of war 2 


e Class o 

f '54 enters 4 

the teams of destiny 6 

the university library 7 

a plan for tomorrow . . . today 8 

fostering the brandeis ideal 14 

the new faculty at brandeis in 1950 16 

idult education 18 

the writing faculty 19 

brandeis plays host 19 

music . . . scored for brandeis . 


National President of Tine Women's 
since its organization two years ago. 
she has successfully guided the 
University's auxiliary support. In 
Michaels, the mother of two sons. 
Committee appears on page 14. 

Edith G. Michaels has served as 

Committee of Brandeis University 
An able and active administrator, 
growth of this vital branch of the 
private life she is Mrs. tfarry L. 
Her article on the National Women's 

|;i Adolph Ullman, Chairman of the Friends of the School of Music, is 
a leading figure in business and industrial circles in New England. 
An avid devotee of music for many years, Mr. Ullman was the leading 
,-^ spirit in organizing the Friends of the School of Music and has actively 
^L participated in the planning and organizing preliminary to the estab- 
^^1 lishment of Brandeis University's School of Music which he writes about 
on page 20. Milton Kahn, National Chairman of the Brandeis University 
Associates, is nationally known for his philanthropic activities which have 
embraced such organizations as the Council of Jewish Federations and 
Welfare Funds, Joint Distribution Committee, United Service for New 
Americans, and the Associated Jewish Philanthropies of Boston, of which 
he is Past President. He reviews the activities of the Associates on page IS. 

A member of the 
Brandeis University 
Board of Trustees, 
Mrs. Roosevelt spoke 
before more than 
6,000 people who as- 
sembled on the cam- 
pus for the Second 
Annual Convocation 
Exercises. (Above) 
Prior to the Convo- 
cation Exercises, Mrs. 
Roosevelt was greet- 
ed by officers of 
the Brandeis United 
Nations Collegiate 
Council (right), un- 
der whose auspices 
she addressed the 
student body. 


It is indeed a sign of faith that so many people 
have gathered here to celebrate and show their inter- 
est in a university that is scarcely two years old. Those 
who come here to study have a very great gift, 
because they come to a University that is founded 
on the principles of democracy. They come without 
being asked questions which, I regret to say, are 
asked of many students in many universities. And, 
because so many people throughout this nation are 
showing their interest in this University, those of us 
who feel that one of the most important things in 
the world today is to show our belief in democracy 
are greatly heartened. What happens in this country 
today affects, I think, the great struggle that goes 
on between the idea of totalitarianism and the idea 
of democracy. 

I was Introduced to you as one of your delegates 
to the General Assembly of the United Nations, and 
I want to talk to you about the responsibility of your 
delegates to the United Nations and your responsi- 
bility, whether you are students or whether you are 
citizens who have passed the years of being enrolled 
in a university. We are all students in the world today, 
no matter what our age. 

This is a changing world and we who live in It have 
an obligation to be ever ready to learn, to be ready 
at all times to look at new problems and to try to 
find solutions to those problems. I heard my husband 
say once, when somebody asked him if he knew the 
answer to a problem, that he didn't have the faintest 
idea what the answer was. But he had complete faith 
that somewhere there was a mind that could find 
the answers and eventually they would be found. That 
is the kind of faith we must have. 

You young people are going to live In a troubled 
world. You are going to live in a world which will be 
In the shadow of war, perhaps for a long time. I 
don't think it is enough to have military strength and 
economic strength. To win the struggle we must also 
have the spiritual and moral strength that is built 
through educational institutions such as this, through 
courage, through real crusading belief in ideals. We 
can have that kind of strength in the United States, 
but we have not laid quite enough stress on that side 
of the picture. That is what I would like to emphasize, 
particularly to the young people who are going to 
bear the brunt of the struggle which will go on in 
the world for the next few years. 

People come to me sometimes and say, "Well, what's 

in the shadow of war 

Editor's Note: Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt delivered the address reprinted on these pages at the Second 
Annual Convocation of Brandeis University in May, 1950. Her words assumed ainnost prophetic significance 
when, less than a month later, the Korean conflict erupted. Even though a military victory is now assured 
to the United Nations forces, the tensions and anxieties underlying the cold war have been heightened. 
We believe Mrs. Roosevelt's message has even greater validity today than when she spoke on the Brandeis 
campus five months ago. 

the use of trying to do certain things? We may be 
destroyed at any time." Yes, it's true, we may be. 
But if we don't try to do the things that we believe 
in, we won't be able to face ourselves if war comes 
because we will know that we did not give the very 
best we had to the struggle. 

I am not going to say that I think the struggle is 
not a difficult one, but I am going to say that I 
think we can win. I think this great country of ours 
can use its strength of every kind in finding solutions 
for keeping peace in the world. There are new ap- 
proaches to the problems before us and I am sure 
there are minds somewhere in the world that can help 
us find them. Not tomorrow, perhaps, because the 
growth of understanding is slow and the search for 
these solutions will try men's souls. It will show how 
much fortitude we have to have to live in uncertainty. 

Someone came to me the other day and said, "From 
our point of view," — it was not a citizen of the 
United States — you in the United States are trying 
to tell us what our democracy shall be. In a way you 
are doing what the communists are doing. You are 
practically saying to us, 'Our democracy and eco- 
nomic system must be accepted by anyone in the 
world who we consider a democratic nation.' " We 
must live our democracy and in every way must live 
up to the th'ngs that we believe in. We have a right 
to fight for the economic system that we believe in, 
but we must not confuse our basic beliefs in democracy 
with differing but equally valid democratic beliefs in 
other countries in the world. 

Democracy, after all, means to us freedom of speech, 
freedom of religion, freedom of association, the right 
to be ourselves, the right to stand up as individual 
human beings and be treated with the dignity to 
which every human being inherently is entitled. If we 
say to the rest of the world, "These are the things 
that we want the world to have, " I think that we will 
have a very wide acceptance of our beliefs. The world 
is hungry for freedom because one of the things that 
is destroyed by totalitarian states is democratic 

principles. I have heard more often than I can tell 
you the accusation that in a communist country 
all human beings are equal and are considered equal 
but that in our country this is not the case, hlow- 
ever, equality is only a promise in the communist 
countries. Our country is open to public inspection 
and everybody knows what happens here. Whatever 
we do that is good can be known throughout the 
world. Wherever we fail it will be known equally 
throughout the world. 

I have had to listen many times to attacks on the 
United States because of failures in our democracy. 
I have never tried to say that there were not failures. 
I think one of the things we should be grateful for Is 
that because we have been attacked we have had to 
examine our failures. When you are under attack you 
cannot grow complacent. You are constantly reminded 
that there are many things in your own area of the 
world that can bear improvement. I hope that one of 
the functions of the student body of this University 
will be to see to it that in every community in which 
they find themselves they become the center of im- 
provement, of better democracy, of real living, of the 
things we so often have given lip service to but failed 
to live up to when the challenge was before us. 

We older people have seen war. We know that no 
one wins wars. We know what sorrow and what tragedy 
and what possible setback for the whole of civilization 
another war would mean. We know that this struggle 
is worth everything we have to win. We know it 
depends very largely on what we in the United States 
do and for that reason I hope this country is going 
to have ''he vision to find new ways to meet the prob- 
lems of the world, the faith to try new things, the 
courage to live in uncertainty. I hope we are going 
to grow in intellectual achievement, and I hope that 
Brandeis University Is going to be one of the institu- 
tions In this nation that will make a great contribution 
through Its students and through Its supporters, not 
just to the salvation of the United States of America, 
but to the salvation of the peoples of the world. 


Eager and curious, ihe Brandeis 
Class of '54, the third freshman 
group to enter, arrives on the 
campus 240 strong, representing 25 
states, Israel and the Netherlands 
(top) . . . and initiate Freshman 
Orientation Week with the Wel- 
coming Dinner and the Reception by 
President Sachar (center, left) . . . 
Thomas Savage of the Humanities fa- 
culty offers suggestions on courses 
to Glenda Graham and Joyce 
Lorber, both of Miami, Fla., at the 
Faculty Reception where students 
and professors had the opportunity 
to gauge each other for the first 
time (center, right) . . . Entering 
students acquaint themselves with 
beauty spots in the neighborhood 
of the campus (bottom). Left to 
right are Eliyahu Ahilea of Israel; 
Carol Schnali. New Rochelle, N.Y.; 
K^arilyn Baker, Atlantic City, N.J.; 
Edward Borofsky, Concord, N.H.; 
Joan Sherif, New Haven, Conn.; and 
Don Feigenbaum, New Britain, Conn. 

On the opposite page, (top) Evelyn 
Rosenkrantz, Pottsville, Pa., tests 
the Frigate Constitution's bell dur- 
ing a tour of Boston's rich array of 
historic and cultural points of in- 
terest, as Robert Samuels of Hous- 
ton, Texas, Terry Beck, South Or- 
ange, N.J. and Gerald Goldstein, 
Woodstock, Vt., stand by . . . Pretty 
Maureen Kerrigan of Fall River, 
Mass., receives registration instruc- 
tions (center) from Dr. Edith Mot- 
tow as other entering freshmen 
await their turn . . . Then the blow 
falls, and a three day ordeal of 
preliminary screening examinations 
divulges the shocking fact that teas 
and receptions and outings ore only 
incidental to a college education, 

class of '54 



freshman data 

The 240 members of the freshman 
class hail from 25 states and two 
foreign nations, many of them the 
first students in their areas to 
attend Brandeis. Included in the 
newly-enrolled class is the first Ida 
Hillson Schwartz Exchange Fellow- 
ship recipient from Israel and a 
student from the Netherlands. 

Their records reveal that 50 mem- 
bers of the incoming docs were 
members of secondary school honor 
societies and 73 — or almost one- 
third of the entering class — were 
the recipients of scholastic awards 
for outstanding achievements in 
language, literature, the sciences 
or the arts. 

Brandeis will hove 107 high school 
athletes, most of them winners of 
tetters and awards, 24 of them 
former sports team captains. Among 
the freshmen athletes are a number 
of sports-minded women students 
who will carry the Brandeis blue 
and white into the traditional com- 
petitive areas. 

Several of the 40 musically pro- 
ficient members of the Class of '54 
were leaders of chamber music 
ensembles, and all 40 were members 
of orchestras, bonds and choruses 
while they were in high school. 
Many received awards from the 
music training schools which they 

Among the freshmen exhibiting lit- 
erary talents are 37 former editors 
and 52 former staff members of 
high school organs. They will aug- 
ment the reporting and monoging 
staffs of the Brandeis student pub- 
lications. The Justice and The Turret. 

More then 50 percent of the class, 
or 124, were officers of prep school 
clubs and societies and 47 were 
high school class presidents or of- 

the teams of destiny 

Quarterback Fran Cowgill, 
star back on the Brandeis 
freshman squad before being 
lost for the season as the 
result of a second-game in- 
jury against the Boston Col- 
lege freshmen, uses a 
straight arm very effective- 
ly to ward off a Maine Mar- 
itime Academy tackier dur- 
ing the 37-7 opening victory 
at Castine, Me. (above) 

In the starting lineup for the 
Harvard gome were Bob 
Ryan, right end; Mort Gold- 
fader, right tackle: Ed Man- 
aaniello, right guard; Roland 
Trudeau, center; Ray Gil- 
bert, left guard; Bob Pierce, 
left tackle; and Bob Griffin, 
left end; backfield: Dick 
Jones, right halfback; Bill 
Cunningham, quarterback; 
Sid Goldfader, fullback; and 
Dick Collins, left halfback, 
(right, top) 

Fullback Sid Goldfader, 
whose tank-like sprints in- 
side and outside the Har- 
vard yearling line played a 
major role in the vital ifresh- 
man victory over Harvard 
'54 on Soldiers Field, pre- 
pares to bang out another 
first down on his own 45- 
yard line despite the wall of 
Crimson defenders. Goldfad- 
er scored one T.D., set up 
two others in the smashing 
21-13 upset over Harvard, 
(bottom, right) 

The Initiation of the Brandeis athletic program pre- 
sents a challenge which the University expects to meet 
on a level of achievement commensurate with Its high 
academic aims. The recognition of the athletic poten- 
tial of Brandeis by such schools as Dartmouth, hiarvard, 
Boston College, Boston University, West Point, MIT, 
and others echoes the accord already granted tha 
University in academic endeavors. 

With the intercollegiate freshman sports already 
successfully launched, Brandeis Athletic Director Benny 
Friedman Is scheduling varsity competition for next 
year. The opening varsity football game will take place 
in 1951 on the Waltham campus against the University 
of New Hampshire. These first Brandeis teams have 
been termed "teams of destiny" for they will Inaugurate 
a sports tradition which will shape the future of Brandeis 
athletic prowess. 

the university library 

In the land of the giant steps 

Three thousand to forty thousand is quite a jump in 
anything, almost any place. On the Brandels campus, 
however, it means a successful project in books — books 
gathered from all over the world at a rate that would 
border on the unbelievable if the tireless efforts of 
the University's National Women's Committee were 
not so well known. 

Here in the. land of the giant steps, the Library set 
out with a 3,000-volume library to serve as the intel- 
lectual heart of the campus. Now, at the outset of the 
University's third academic year, the number of vol- 
umes has increased more than twelve-fold; and among 
these are several excellent acquisitions, the lifetime col- 
lections of many eminent scholars. In research value 
and prestige, the new collections spell an impressive 
beginning for the Library of Brandeis University in the 
academic world. 

Of particular value to the University is the 4,000- 
volume library of the late George A. Barton, prominent 
author and professor of Semitic languages at the 
University of Pennsylvania. The collection of volumes 
and papers on Near Eastern archaeology and the his- 
tory of religion is considered the most complete of 
Its kind in the United States. 

Added to this is the complete library of the late 
Dr. Leon Slonlmsky, well known Hebrew scholar and 
educator, which forms the core of a fine collection of 
Hebraica. Among the 3,000 volumes are the rare Pales- 
tinian Talmud and books and journals of Jewish phil- 
osophy and poetry. Of extreme value are the volumes 
and journals from the extensive library of Dr. Augusta 
Bronner and Dr. William Healy, international authorities 
on child psychology and juvenile delinquency. Another 
collection Is that of the late Will Cuppy, author and 
New York Herald Tribune critic, whose books ranged 
from the natural sciences to general history and art. 

The Library is fortunate, too, in receiving various 
funds which open new avenues for expansion. One of 
such gifts has been the Lena Seltlen Memorial Collec- 
tion In Art, made possible through the late Miss Self- 
len's family who made the balance of her estate avail- 
able to the University for the establishment of the 
first group of books on art in the Brandels Library. The 
gift from Dr. Charles Kremer of music books and or- 
chestral and choral scores is another excellent acquisi- 
tion. Books have also come from the publishers Bennelt 
Cerf and Alfred Knopf. 

Measured In any terms, the progress of the Univer- 
sity Library continues in giant steps, but at Brandeis 
great strides are the accepted, not the exception. 

The Brandeis University 
Library is housed in an 
ivy-covered stone build- 
ing to which a stacic- 
wing with c 40,000-vol- 
ume capacity and worlc- 
room space was an- 
nexed last year. The 
main building is fur- 
nished with a reading 
end catalogue room. 

When a new acquisition 
arrives on the campus, 
student assistants carry 
piles of books into the 
library. After the books 
are inventoried and 
processed, they are 
placed on the shelves 
for student and faculty 
study and research. Stu- 
dent assistants worked 
in the Library during 
the summer, helping to 
ready the shelves and 
catalogue for use dur- 
ing the academic year. 

In the workroom, Mr. 
William Leobowitz, Bran- 
deis Librarian (right), 
superintends the proc- 
essing and cataloguing 
of n e w I y - a c q u i r e d 
books. The Librarian 
ond his assistant, Louis 
Schreiber, (left) also 
prepare buying lists of 
books and periodicals 
essential to the broad- 
ened curriculum and re- 
search needs. 

a plan for tomorrow — 

Two sketches o< 
Saarinen Master Plan 
buildings of the fu- 
ture Brandeis Uni- 
versity campus are 
reproduced below. 
From top to bottom, 
The first shows the 
interior of the Li- 
brary; next, the stage 
of the theater which 
will be a part of 
the projected Crea- 
tive Arts Center. 

by Dr. David S. Berkowitz, 

Director of University Planning 

The appearance last winter of a 
handsome brochure, "A Foundation 
For Learning — Planning the Campus 
of Brandeis University," simultane- 
ously marked both an ending and a 
beginning. The ending represented 
the culmination of plans and idea 
conceived in the early history of thf 
University; and the beginning signalized our hopes for 
the University's future as embodied in Its physical fabric. 

From the moment of the University's inception, the 
Trustees have necessarily been involved in considering 
the future growth of our educational enterprise. All 
concerned were well aware of the significant difference 
between activating and developing a university. It was 
apparent that for the immediate future Brandeis would 
be more a university in the process of "becoming" 
than in "being." This distinction became a vital one 
for our Trustees because it threw great emphasis on the 
relationship between planning and growth. 

In order, therefore, to develop a physical structure 
for the University consonant with its academic ideals, 
the firm of Saarinen, Saarinen and Associates was 
commissioned to design the master plan that at once 
embodies and enhances those ideals. When the de- 
velopment of the campus is completed in ten years 
the University will have 50 new buildings with an 
estimated total valuation of $22,000,000. The future 
campus will encompass facilities for the Brandeis Uni- 
versity Faculty of Arts and Sciences and for the 
University's projected professional and graduate schools. 

Behind the exciting artistry of the plans presented 
by Saarinen, Saarinen and Associates were months of 
Intense activity by University officials and the Board 
of Trustees. The fundamental decisions to be made 
hinged on such basic Issues as the educational phlloso- 


"My associates and I have discovered that 
miracles are performed by people. In a true 
sense we have become a community enter- 
prise — the more collaborators, the greater 
the likelihood of success. The accomplish- 
ments speak for themselves. We recognize 
we must continue our ambitious building 
program if we are to realize our cherished 
conception of a solid foundation for learning 
at Brondeis." Meyer Jaffe, Member of the 
Board of Trustees and Chairman of the 
Building Committee. 

"The design of a group of buildings of the 
right character to answer the particular 
problem of Brondeis University is one of 
the most interesting challenges an architect 
can have. If a hundred years from now the 
buildings at Brondeis University ore serving 
their purpose well, if they are recognized 
as true expressions of their day and of the 
heritage of Jewish culture . . . then we, gs 
architects, will have done a good job." Eero 
Saarinen, Saorinen, Saarinen and Associates. 

phy of Brandeis University, the organizational structure 
and the administration of the curriculum in both the 
undergraduate and graduate levels, and the size and 
composition of the University at its maximum growth. 

The first phase of the master plan study had barely 
been completed when it became necessary to solve 
the foreseeable demand for additional facilities. The 
rapid growth of the University in its second year of 
operation and the expansion contemplated for the third 
year brought into clear focus the need for dormitories, 
classrooms and a host of specialized facilities, such as 
additional laboratory space. 

The dormitory problem was studied first and in 
November, 1949, the Board of Trustees authorized its 
Building Committee, composed of Meyer Jaffe, Chair- 
man, and Messrs. George Alpert and Jacob Shapiro, 
to provide five new dormitories to house 160 students. 
Construction of the residence cluster was begun shortly 
after the Board's authorization and readied for use 
with the opening of the University's third academic 
year this fall. Only a few finishing touches are needed 
to complete these modern and practical residence 
halls, which provide Brandeis students with attractive 
quarters for living, for study, and for social develop- 

While paper was thus translated into brick and 
buildings sprang up from the drafting board, studies 
continued on the second phase of the master planning 
report. By the early summer of 1950 the Saarinen firm 
had completed preliminary design studies for the loca- 
tion of the Marcus Playing Field and for the proposed 
Abraham Shapiro Athletic Center. Tractors and huge 
bulldozers have been transforming the 27-acre Memphis 
Tract acquired recently into the athletic grounds which 
will next year be the scene of the University's varsity 

sports contests, launched this year on the intercollegiate 
freshman level. Upon the completion of the Marcus 
Playing Field, construction will begin on the Shapiro 
Athletic Center which will serve as the core of the 
Brandeis athletic program. Architects' drawings pro- 
vide three basketball courts with a seating capacity of 
3,000, squash courts, and gymnastic facilities to include 
locker and shower rooms, wrestling and steam rooms, 
and offices for the athletic staff. The plans also call 
for the eventual construction of two connecting build- 
ings which will contain a swimming pool and a small 
gymnasium for women students. 

As the Memphis Tract is being reclaimed for athletic 
facilities the Science hiall Annex Is nearing completion. 
Among the additional facilities which the Annex pro- 
vides are the Breitman Family Physics Laboratory, an 
atomic physics laboratory, a physics demonstration 
room, a biology laboratory, classrooms, a photographic 
darkroom and faculty offices. 

The emergence from the blueprint stage of the 
Creative Arts Center is to be the next building project 
on the campus. In order to provide for greater integra- 
tion and exchange of experience among the arts, the 
Music, Drama, Art and Speech programs will be 
housed in one structure, linking the classrooms, studios 
and theatre to the auditorium. This physical design 
symbolizes the aesthetic unity of all the arts. 

Thus in the third year of its history, Brandeis Univer- 
sity has established the dimensions for guiding its 
growth on the foundations which had been so firmly laid 
during the half-way turning point of the Twentieth 
Century. The academic and physical fabric which is 
being built on these foundations will attest to the 
soundness of the Brandeis educational ideals in the 
coming decades. 





The design for the expansion of Brandeis 
University, prepared by the international- 
ly prominent architectural firm of 
Saarinen, Saarinen and Associates, pro- 
vides facilities for both undergraduate 
and graduate study. The proposed 50 
buildings of the College of Arts and 
Science and the School of Advanced 
Studies include the Library, the Creative 
Arts Center, Brandeis Union and Chapel, 
Science Building and residence hails. On 
the followfing page is the architect's 
sketch identifying the major buildings of 
the future campus. 





The attractive and 
functional residence 
halls, begun immedi- 
ately after the an- 
nouncement of the Saa- 
rinen master plan, 
were completed last 
month for the opening 
of the University's 
third academic year. 
Comprising five mod- 
ern units, The Ridge- 
wood Apartments are 
designed to provide 
proper conditions for 
living, for study, and 
for social development. 
These living quarters, 
of which a portion of 
the facade is here 
shown, further pro- 
vide an adequate set- 
ting for the funda- 
mentally important 
educational aims of 
attaining individual 
resourcefulness and 
social maturity. 

key to 

future campus 

pictured on 















creative arts center 

The special facilities required for fhe instruction of Music, Art, 
Drama and Speech will be housed in ths Creative Arts Center, thereby 
preserving a physical unity which symbolizes Ihe aesthetic impact of 
all the arts. In order to provide for greater integration and exchange 
of experience among the arts, the classrooms, studios and theater are 
linked to the auditorium in a modern and functional design. The Crea- 
tive Arts Center will be the focal point for endeavors in every area 
of artistic expression. Concerts, exhibits and theatrical productions, 
the end products of these endeavors, will attest to the superior training 
and facilities which will become identified with the Brandeis University 
Creative Arts Center. 


fostering the brandeis 

by Edith G. Michaels 

Shortly before Brandeis University formally opened 
Its doors, women everywhere were evincing such a deep 
interest in the concept and ideals of the University and 
expressing so great a desire to participate in its de- 
velopment that upon the request of George Alpert, 
President of the Board of Trustees, I undertook the 
formation of the Women's Committee. 

Enthusiasm for the new University was spreading 
throughout the country when over fifty Greater Boston 
women met to formulate policies for the proposed 
Committee. The women present pledged their support 
in helping to form an organization, on a membership 
basis only, to serve the best interests of Brandeis. 

As Its first specific task, the Women's Committee 
assumed the responsibility of creating and fostering the 
Brandeis Library, determined that it should meet all 
the highest standards of university libraries throughout 
the country. It was essential that at the beginning of the 
first academic year the library shelves be filled with 
the volumes needed by the students to further their 
education. Before the members of the first class ar- 
rived, the Brandeis Library was well equipped to meet 
their needs, for the Women's Committee had already 
given $10,000 to the University. 

By now the number of books in the Library has in- 

creased from 3,000 to more than 40,000. Commensurate 
with the growth of the Library was the Committee's 
membership which now totals over 16,000, including 
1200 Life members, with 49 chapters in 22 states. 

In Its two years of operation, the National Women's 
Committee has made available to the University a 
total of $177,000 comprised solely of membership fees, 
both the five-dollar annual memberships and the 
hundred-dollar Life memberships. In addition to sup- 
porting the University Library, the Committee has now 
established Four Chairs in the hlumanlties. This addi- 
tional task was undertaken with pride, for the Com- 
mittee members thus became even more active partici- 
pants in the growth of the University. 

The National Women's Committee has received an 
extraordinary response from women in every station 
and walk of life, eager to devote their efforts towards 
maintaining the high Brandeis standard. With the con- 
tinued support and encouragement from women 
throughout the nation during these pioneering days, 
and with the promise of cooperation from more and 
more communities eager to be of service, Brandeis is 
assured that the National Women's Committee will 
become one of the most effective and successful phases 
in the development of the University. 



In 1948 when Brandels University opened its doors 
with a freshman class of 107 students, the American 
Jewish community was justified in taking pride In the 
event. The dream that had been nurtured for 80 years 
in the hearts of all forward-thinking Jews the country 
over had become a reality. 

The uniqueness of this, the first and only Jewish- 
sponsored, non-sectarian university in the Western 
Hemisphere, was underscored by the fact that, unlike 
other universities, Brandels could boast no graduates, 
could not proudly claim some prominent member of the 
community as an alumnus, nor seek the counsel ana 
support of a devoted alumni body — for not a single 
student will receive a Brandels degree until 1952. 

But with the traditional ingenuity that has typified 
Jewish idealism for centuries, the plan of the Brandels 
Associates was proposed. The Associates are men from 
every walk of life, unselfishly devoted to disseminating 
the aims and prestige of their adopted university in 
every way possible. They have combined their mutual, 
eager attachment to the Brandels ideal with the rich, 
varied experiences of their business and social back- 
grounds, not merely putting themselves at the disposal 
of the University but actively applying their energies 
to its cause. They see the establishment of the Uni- 
versity as one further step 

by the Jewish people 
toward assuming greater 

roles in the expansion of 

American education. 

The crusading spirit that 

has characterized the 

Brandels Associates has in 

many cases taken prece- 
dence over their private 

affairs as they bend every 

effort toward raising funds 

to make the school even 

greater than the founders 

visualized. With an annual 

membership fee of $100, 

the alumni have organized 

some thirty chapters active 

in key cities throughout the 


The response of the 

alumni thus far to their 

adopted Alma Mater Is a 

positive indication of their 

wholehearted acceptance 

of the University as the 

symbol of the Jewish ideal 

in education. 

Milton Kahn 

coast to coast 











El Paso 

Fail River 



Los Angeles 





New York 






St. Louis 

San Antonio 

San Francisco 





Washington, D.C. 



"This is where our new 
dormitories ore." Presi- 
dent Sochar indicates the 
site of the newly-construct- 
ed residence halls on the 
Saarinen Master Plan map 
to Milton Kahn, National 
Chairman of the Brandeis 
University Associates (cen- 
ter) ond George Alpert. 
President of the Board of 
Trustees (right). 


Dr. Bernard Mishkin joins 

the social science faculty as 

Lecturer in Anthropology. 

A Guggenheim Fellow and 

former consultant to 

UNESCO. Dr. Mishkin is 

the author of several studies 

in anthropology. He is a 

graduate of Columbia 

University from which he 

received his doctorate and 

has done field work in New 

Guinea, Peru and Mexico. 

Carl J. Sindermann is the 

recently-appointed Stonehill 

Teaching Fellow in Biology. 

He is a former teaching 

fellow at Harvard University 

and last year was 

Parasitologist in the 

Biological Survey of the 

Massachusetts Department 

of Conservation. The young 

biologist was the winner in 

1949 of a scholarship for 

study at the Marine 

Biological Laboratory In 

Woods Hole, Massachusetts. 

Instruction In Government 

will be supplemented this 

year with the addition of 

Richard G. Axt as a 

Teaching Fellow. Mr. Axt 

comes to Brandeis from a 

post as Research Associate 

with the Commission on 

Financing Higher Education. 

He received his Bachelor 

of Arts degree, magna cum 

laude, in political science 

from Harvard and was 

awarded the Faculty 

Scholarship at the Harvard 

University Graduate School 

where he majored in Public 


In the broadened program 
on Near Eastern Civiliza- 
tion Mrs. Yemema Seligson 
is a recent addition to the 
faculty as a Teaching Fellow 
in Hebrew. Mrs. Seligson 
brings to Brandeis a wide 
range of experience In 
Hebrew and history which 
she has taught for more 
than 15 years. She holds a 
Master of Arts degree from 
New York University, and a 
Bachelor of Science degree 
from the Columbia Univer- 
sity Teachers College. 

Dr. Albert Guerard 
Professor of Com* 
parative Literature 

# Dr. Svend Laursen 

Associate Professor 
of Economics 

Dr. Robert A. 
Lecturer in Physics 

the new faculty 

literature • physics • music • chemistry 

The academic year 1950-51 brings to Brandeis a 
distinguished roster of newly-appointed educators who, 
together with the other eminent members of the 
faculty, will identify their creative and teaching talents 
with the University's educational ideals. The new faculty 
members who assume their teaching posts this year will 
enable the University to maintain the student-faculty 
ratio of nine to one. 

The study of Comparative Literature will be extended 
with the addition of Dr. Albert Guerard, the interna- 
tionally noted author, educator and critic. Dr. Guerard 
has long been regarded as a leading authority on the 
background of French thought, and has also received 
wide recognition for his studies of the literary history 
of civilization. The author of some twenty-four works 
and Professor of General Literature at Stanford Uni- 
versity for twenty-one years. Dr. Guerard brings a rich 
background of cultural and educational experience to 

Associate Professor Saul G. Cohen is the first incum- 
bent of the Rita hi. Aronstam Chair in Chemistry at 
Brandeis. A summa cum laude graduate of hiarvard 
University, Dr. Cohen is the recipient of the National 
Research Fellowship in Chemistry from the National 
Research Council, and has served on the faculties of 
Harvard and the University of California. In 1941, Dr. 
Cohen served as Research Associate on the National 
Defense Research Committee, hlis research articles 
have appeared in numerous scientific publications. 

In the field of economics, the University has a valu- 
able addition in Associate Professor Svend Laursen who 
formerly held a post at Williams College. Dr. Laursen 
has conducted research on international economics with 
the Institute of Economics and History in Copenhagen, 
and during World War II served with the O.S.S. and 
the Department of State as a Senior Economist and 
Economics Attache. He is a graduate of the University 
of Copenhagen, attended the London School of Eco- 
nomics, and holds his doctorate from Harvard. 

Dr. Robert A. Thornton, Lecturer in Physics, will 
help meet the growing need for educational techniques 
in the physical sciences. A former Associate Professor 
of Physical Sciences at the University of Chicago, the 
noted physicist last summer participated in President 


at brandeis in 1950 

languages • economics • history ■ sociology 

Conant's Seminar on Teaching Science at Harvard 
University, and has been invited by the American 
Academy of Arts and Sciences to serve as a collabora- 
tor in the preparation of a bibliography of general 
education. He is former Professor of Physics and Direc- 
tor of General Education at the Engineering School of 
the University of Puerto Rico, and was Professor and 
Chairman of the Department of Physics at Talladega 
College in Alabama for fifteen years. 

With the addition to the faculty of Irving Fine, the 
noted young composer, conductor, and pianist, as 
Lecturer in Music and Composer in Residence, the de- 
velopment of the music faculty takes another major 
stride forward. He comes to Brandeis from an Assistant 
Professorship at Harvard University. Since 1946, Mr. 
Fine has been a faculty member of the Berkshire Music 
Center at Tanglewood, Massachusetts, which is directed 
by Dr. Serge Koussevitzky. (Dr. Koussevitzky is the 
University's Consultant in Music.) 

For the past year, the young composer has been in 
Paris surveying contemporary trends in French music 
on a Fulbright Research Fellowship and has also re- 
ceived a Guggenheim Fellowship for further study. This 
spring he was elected Composer-Member of the League 
of Composers. 

Marie Syrkin, author, lecturer, and educator, joins 
the Brandeis faculty as Lecturer in Humanities. As 
associate editor of Jewish Frontier and the author of 
"Your School, Your Children," Miss Syrkin incorporated 
much of the first-hand material she gathered on her 
many visits to Palestine, the DP camps, and Israel in 
her book "Blessed Is the Match." She also contributed 
the chapter on the "Cultural Scene: Literary Expression" 
in the "American Jew." 

The Chief Editor of Schocken Books and former Pro- 
fessor of History at the Yeshiva University, Nahum 
Glatzer this year assumes his post as Visiting Lecturer 
in Jewish History. Dr. Glatzer, who is a member of the 
American Academy of Jewish Research and the Amer- 
ican Jewish Historical Society, has conducted research 
at the British Museum on Rome and Israel, and is the 
author of numerous books and articles on Jewish history. 
He is the former Registrar of the Teachers Institute of 
the Hebrew Theological College. 

Marie Syrkin < 
Lecturer in 

Dr. Saul Cohen 9 
Associate Professor 
of Chemistry 

Irving Fine • 
Lecturer in Music 
and Composer 
in Residence 

A newly-appointed member 
of the Romance Languages 
faculty, Mrs. Susan Sharkey 
Is Instructor In Spanish and 
formerly taught at Brown 
University. She Is a 
graduate of the New Jersey 
College for Women, Rutgers 
University, and received 
her Master's degree from 
the University of Havana. 
She was the recipient of 
the New Jersey State 
Federation of Women's 
Clubs grant for the Univer- 
sity of Havana and was 
awarded the Institute of 
International Education 
Scholarship for Havana 
Summer Session in 1945. 

Prospective authors in the 
Brandeis student body will 
be guided In their creative 
efforts by John B. Wight, 
Instructor In English 
Composition and former 
member of the editorial 
board of the Harvard 
Educational Review. The 
author of "U.S. History In 
Basic English" (English 
Language Research, 1948) 
Mr. Wight is a graduate of 
Harvard and has his Master 
of Education degree from 
the Harvard Graduate 
School of Education. 

Dr. Beatrice BIyth Whiting, 
Instructor in Social Psy- 
chology, has done research 
with John Dollard at Yale 
University on the psychology 
of women. She holds her 
doctorate in anthropology 
from Yale and her Bachelor's 
degree from Bryn Mawr 

Robert L. Edwards, author 
of several zoological studies 
and former Teaching Fellow 
in biology at Harvard, joins 
the science faculty as an 
Instructor in Zoology. He is 
a member of such learned 
societies as the American 
Society of Mammalogists, 
the Cambridge Entomologi- 
cal Society and Sigma XI. 
Mr. Edwards Is a graduate 
of Colgate University and 
has his Master's degree from 
the Harvard Graduate 
School of Arts and Sciences. 


The Institute of Adult 
Education, currently in 
its fourth term, features 
as lecturers such es- 
teemed authorities as 
Thornton Wilder (top, 
left), who speaks on 
the Playwright in the 
American Theater in the 
course on the "Survey 
of the American Thea- 
ter"; Aaron Copland 
(top, right) who shares 
the platform with Irv- 
ing Fine in "The Anat- 
omy of Twentieth Cen- 
tury Music" course; Dr. 
Gregory Zilboorg, (bot- 
tom, left) devoting six 
lectures to "Psychoan- 
alysis — Ito Growth aid 
Expansion"; and Max 
Lerner (bottom, right), 
whose course is called 
"Modern Idea Systems.' 


"Each week, people had been coming from hlarvard 
and Wellesley, from Boston and ofher nearby towns, 
to attend Brandeis' Institute of Adult Education. For 
so new a university, ambitious little Brandeis was 
attracting more than its share of attention." So Time 
Magazine (November 28, 1949) summed up the im- 
pact on the community of the nation's youngest uni- 
versity and the auxiliary Institute of Adult Education. 

Since Time's visit to the campus a year ago, the Institute has con- 
tinued to maintain the high standards established at its inception in 
the spring of 1949 when it was designed as a medium for bringing 
authoritative and expert discussion of contemporary social and intel- 
lectual problems to the community. The Institute met with such enthu- 
siastic response that it simultaneously filled and 
created the demand for more adult education on a 
high level. 

The serious level of the Institute is indicated by the 
courses offered and the faculty assembled. Last fall '^ 
five-course curriculum embraced poetry, the cinema, 
the theater, American foreign policy, and Jewish 
literature. Lecturers were chosen from among the 
foremost in their respective fields, and included such poets as E. E. 
Cummings, Archibald MacLeish, W. hH. Auden, Karl Shapiro; theater 
personalities like Marc Connelly, Jo Mielziner, Arthur Miller, Kermit 
Bloomgarden, Margaret Webster, Louis Kronenberger; and other noted 
authorities in their fields such as Maurice Samuels, noted exponent 
of Jewish values, and Ludwig Lewlsohn. 

Last spring's program featured courses In con- 
^■^M^ temporary music, modern literature, and problems of 

^^H American civilization. Some of the acknowledged 

^^^Pr__-pf^ authorities in their respective fields included Aaron 
^Bl,^ _ ', Copland, Roy tHarris, Lukas Foss, William Schuman, 
^B ^^'^^H '^°''C Blltzsteln, James T. Farrell, Dylan Thomas, Oscar 
^^ ^ni^l Williams, and Max Lerner. 

This fall marks the Institute's fourth term comprised 
of seven courses. One of the featured lecture series is a survey on the 
American theater with Harold Clurman, the noted director, and 
Thornton Wilder, world-famous playwright, heading the list of partici- 
pants. Max Lerner is conducting a course dealing with "Modern Idea 
Systems ", and Dr. Gregory Zilboorg, the eminent psychoanalyst. Is 
presenting a course on 'Psychoanalysis: Its Growth and Expansion." 
The young composer-conductor Irving Fine, together 
with Aaron Copland, will analyze Twentieth Century 
music; and three courses will be offered by members 
of the faculty on poetry, the State of Israel, and on 

The Adult Education program, in broadening its 
curriculum and increasing its subscriptions, has already 
enhanced the Intellectual life of the community. Now 
firmly established as an Important phase of cultural activities in the 
area, the Institute looks forward to the continuance of its contribution 
in fulfilling the intellectual demands of an adult population. 


the writing faculty 

Ludwig Lewisohn 

completed his third book on the Brandeis campus. "The 
American Jew, Character and Destiny" to be published 
by Farrar, Strauss on November 2, will be featured by 
the Jewish Book Council in connection with Jewish 
Book month which opens November 3. Last spring Dr. 
Lewisohn published "The Magic Word, Studies in the 
Nature of Poetry", consisting of three extensive essays 
on hlomer, Shakespeare and Goethe. 

Frank Manuel 

has contributed a volume to the Cornell University 
Press Series on the "Development of Western Civiliza- 
tion, Narrative Essays on the hHistory of Our Tradition 
from the Greek City-States to the Present." Dr. 
Manuel's volume, dealing with the Eighteenth Century, 
is entitled "The Age of Reason", and will be forth- 
coming in three months. Dr. Manuel is Associate Pro- 
fessor of Modern hHistory. 

Milton Hindus 

is the author of "The Crippled Giant", published by 
Boarshead Books. The book is the journal which the 
author kept of his visit to Louis-Ferdinand Celine, 
French novelist in Denmark who had written tracts 
prior to and early in the war, and who had been accused 
by the Resistance Movement of collaborating with the 
Nazis. Mr. Hindus is Assistant Professor of hlumanitles. 

Shlomo Marenof 

presents in biographical form sketches of outstanding 
Jewish personalities in the awakening of Jewish life 
during the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries in his 
book "A People and Its Leaders." The book is written 
in Hebrew and is being published by the Hebrew Pub- 
lishing Company of New York. Dr. Marenof, who is 
Assistant Professor of Hebrew and Near Eastern Civili- 
zation, is planning a second volume. 

Claude Vigee 

was praised by the 1949 Nobel Prize winner Andre 
Gide for his volume of poems "La Lutte Avec L'Ange" 
(The Battle With the Angel), published by Libraire Les 
Lettres, Paris. Gide termed the verse as "ranking 
among the best I have read in a long time." Dr. Vigee 
is Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and 
Literature. In December his translation of 60 of Rilke's 
poems will be published in connection with the 75th 
anniversary of Rilke's birth. 

brandeis plays host 

On October 28 the Annual 
Fall Conference of the New 
England Section of the Col- 
lege English Association will 
assemble on the campus. Dr. 
Osborne Earle, Brandeis As- 
sociate Professor of English, 
and Chairman of the Program 
Committee, has announced 
that Thornton Wilder, Bernard 
DeVoto, and the Rev. Carol 
Bernhardt, S.J., of Weston 
College and Boston Col- 
lege Graduate School, will be 
among the principal partici- 

In commemoration of the 
three hundredth anniversary 
of the death of Rene Des- 
cartes the University is spon- 
soring an institute during the 
first two days of November 
at which Professor Alexandre 
Koyre of the Ecole des Hautes 
Etudes, Sorbonne, Paris, will 
be the guest of honor and 
featured lecturer. A sympo- 
sium, presented on the first 
day of the commemorative 
program, will include Profes- 
sors I. Bernard Cohen and 
Philippe Le Corbeiller of Har- 
vard University, and Professor 
Albert Guerard of Brandeis. 
The program was arranged by 
Dr. Aron Gurwitsch. Assistant 
Professor of Mathematics at 
Brandeis, who will chair the 

President Gregg M. Sinclair 
of the University of Hawaii 
will visit the campus in the 
course of his annual trip to 
the United States Mainland. 
Another University President 
from abroad who was a recent 
guest is Dr. J. Max Bond of 
the College of Liberia, Mon- 
rovia, who conferred with Dr. 
Sachar on Brandeis educa- 
tional policies. 


music . . . 

scored for brandeis 

by Adolph Ullman 

The Friends of the School of Music is one of fhe 
newest of Brandeis University's auxiliary groupings and, 
understandably, its most ambitious. There is no alterna- 
tive, however, if the School of Music Is to emerge in 
a form befitting the lofty ideals motivating the Uni- 
versity. As Dr. Serge Koussevitzky said in a recent 
planning conference, "Brandeis must create the very 
finest of musical education, else it is better that we do 
not start." 

The Friends have a four-fold program of action: the 
establishment of an auxiliary University organization of 
music lovers to further the knowledge and enjoyment of 
the art; the support of a faculty in Music in the under- 
graduate curriculum; the development of musical 
activities on the campus; and cooperation with the 
Institute of Adult Education in offering music courses 
to enrich the enjoyment of lay persons. 

The inspiring leadership of Dr. Koussevitzky as Con- 
sultant for The School of Music and the cooperation of 
Leonard Bernstein, Professor Alfred Einstein and Aaron 
Copland as members of the University's Advisory Com- 
mittee on Educational Policies in Music indicate the 
goals which are being set. hlaving completed our 
first year with a large and active membership in Boston, 
we are now preparing to create units in other com- 

Dr. Erwin Bodky, the pioneer faculty member in 
Music, has this year been joined by Irving Fine, brilliant 

young composer and music educator. Last year's cata- 
logue listed one full course in Music; the 1950-51 
catalogue offers three full courses and three half-courses. 
This carefully planned program of expansion will be 
continued in the next few years. 

Last year the Friends presented three concerts for 
the campus student family, and plans this year call 
for semi-monthly concerts In Nathan Seifer Hall. The 
ambitiously planned and brilliantly executed Bach 
Festival, commemorating the 200th anniversary of the 
death of the master, presented last year by mem- 
bers of the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the 
direction of Dr. Bodky, received widespread acclaim 
from both audience and critics. 

In cooperation with the Institute of Adult Education, 
The Friends offered a survey course last spring in con- 
temporary music in which Roy hHarris, William Schuman, 
Rene Leibowitz, Aaron Copland, Lukas Foss and Marc 
Biitzsteln lectured, under the chairmanship of Dr. 
Bodky. This fall the cooperative arrangement continues 
with a course in "The Anatomy of Twentieth Century 
Music" offered jointly by Professor Fine and Aaron 

The Friends of The School of Music view these activi- 
ties as a prelude to the establishment at Brandeis of a 
significant repository of musical knowledge, a dwelling 
place for creative musicians, a fertile training ground 
for students and a center for the dispersal of musical 
enjoyment throughout the nation. 


Doniels Printing Company, Boston 

a message from 
george alpert, 

president of the board of trustees 

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of Brandels University I am delighted to 
welcome the appearance of this first issue of the Brandeis Review. 

Since its birth a few years ago, our University has celebrated many "firsts". 
To begin with, Brandeis is the first representative of the Jewish community in 
America's family of nonsectarian universities founded by denominational zeal. 
Once the idea of a group contribution by American Jewry to nonsectarian higher 
education in this country was given tangible form through the acquisition of the 
beautiful Brandeis campus, the Founders were faced with the task of selecting 
the University's first President. Then came the appointment of the first Professor, 
the admission of the first Students, the formation of the first Freshman Olass. 

Now the Brandeis family enters its third academic year. We are still elated at the 
remarkable achievements of the past, but it is the present and future of this still 
fledgling institution which command our energies and challenge our initiative. 
There is much in the way of tradition yet to be established; we can anticipate 
the celebration of many, many more premieres. 

I am confident that the pages of future issues of the Brandeis Review will continue 
to attest the determined effort asserted by Founders, Trustees, Faculty and friends 
of Brandeis to assure that at each new stage of its career the University will 
maintain that high standard of quality which is its hallmark. 


President of the University 

Honorary Chairman of the Board of Fellows 

Chairman of the Board of Fellows 

The Board of Trustees 


President of the National Women's Committee 

National Chairman of the Brandeis Associates 

Chairman of the Friends of The School of Music 

Chairman of the Brandeis University Athletic Association 

''mr.fS ^^ 


November 13, 1856 — October 5, 1941 







PICTURED Jl head uble ivilh guesi 
speaker Max Leriier. right, is Jacob 
Shapiro, member of the Board of 
Trustees Building Committee and a 
leading proponent of the Univers- 
ity's athletic development. One of 
20 Associates groups throughout the 
nation, the Greater Boston Chapter 
numbers 1.000 members. 

Before the more than 1,000 persons who 
attended the Second Annual Membership 
Dinner of the Greater Boston Brandeis 
Associates Chapter, Dr. Max Lerner, Bran- 
deis Professor of American Civilization, 
delivered the featured address of the eve- 
ning on "The Dimensions of a Liberal 
Education." The meeting was held in the 
Main Ballroom of the Statler Hotel on 
December 5. 

The theme for the dinner meeting was 
a review and interpretation of the achieve- 
ments and future plans of Brandeis Uni- 
versity in terms of modern trends in edu- 
cational philosophy. Sharing the speaker's 
platform with Dr. Lerner were Milton 
Kahn, National Chairman of the Brandeis 
University Associates; President Sachar; 
and President of the Board George Alpert. 
Presiding over the meeting was Harold 
Sherman Goldberg, Chairman of the Din- 
ner Committee. 

Working with a committee of 128 com- 
munity leaders, Mr. Goldberg arranged a 
musical program presented by Zvi Zeitlen, 
Israeli concert artist; Erwin Bodky, Bran- 
deis Assistant Professor of Music; and 
Irving Fine, Composer in Residence. 

The Chapter's officers include President 
Hyman Cohen, Vice Presidents Goldberg, 
Sidney Kaye, George Shapiro, and Benja- 
min Ulin, Secretary Harold Widett and 
Treasurer Max Chernis. 

Cover: by Eleanor Piatt In the Museum 
of Fine Arts, Boston. 


The executors of the estate of the late 
William H. Sydeman, Dr. Solomon Rubin 
of Boston and Arnold Lichtig, New York 
attorney, have directed $46,800 to the 
University to underwrite the construction 
of the Science Hall Annex, now nearing 
completion. The two-story structure which 
adjoins Science Hall will be named for 
the New York merchant and philanthropist 
who died June 9, 1948 at the age of 61. 

Dr. Rubin, who is the late Mr. Syde- 
man's brother-in-law, was one of the first 
members of the Brandeis University Asso- 
ciates and was instrumental in directing 
the major portion of the charitable funds 
from the estate to Brandeis. He is Assist- 
ant Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts Medi- 
cal School and one of the Supervising 
School Physicians for the Boston Public 
Schools. His co-executor, Mr. Lichtig, was 
Mr. Sydeman's attorney. 

Sydeman Hall will house classrooms, 
reading rooms, and faculty offices in addi- 
tion to the Breitman Family Physics Lab- 
oratory, the Falk Nuclear Physics Labora- 
tory and other scientific facilities. 

Mr. Sydeman, who was a graduate of 
the Harvard Class of 1907, left his native 
Boston in 1918 and went to New York 
where he founded a successful chain store 
business. That he gave generously of his 
time and money to worthy causes is at- 
tested in his will. 

The appointment 
of Hon. Herbert 
Lehman, United 
States Senator from 
New York, as Hon- 
orary Chairman, and 
of prominent New 
York attorney Frank 

L. Weil as Chair- Senator Lehman 

man of the newly-formed Brandeis Uni- 
versity Board of Fellows has been an- 
nounced by George Alpert. 

The Board of Fellows at Brandeis will 
act as an advisory group to the Board of 
Trustees and base its activity on a continu- 
ing evaluation of all phases of the Uni- 
versity's operation. 

Mr. Lehman, who was three times Gov- 
ernor and twice named Senator by the 
New York electorate, is Honorary Per- 
manent Chairman and former Director 
General of U.N.R.R.A., and Vice Chair- 
man of the American Jewish Committee. 
He is also Vice Pres- 
ident of the Wel- 
fare Council of 
Greater New York 
and a Trustee of the 
Institute for Ad- 
vanced Study and of 
the National Con- 
ference of Christians 
and Jews. 

Mr. Weil served as a member of the 
United States National Commission to 
UNESCO and is Chairman of the Presi- 
dent's Committee on Religious and Moral 
Welfare in the Armed Forces. He is Co- 
founder and Director of the United Serv- 
ice Organizations and former President of 
the National Jewish Welfare Board. He 
is Chairman of the National Executive 
Committee of the National Social Wel- 
fare Assembly and Vice Chairman of the 
Board of Governors of Hebrew Union 
College. He was awarded the Medal for 
Merit by President Truman in 1946. 



People Today, the new pocket news 
magazine put out by the publishers of 
Neusweeik devoted two pafi^s to Bran- 
deis football and Director of Athletics 
Benny Friedman recently. 

The story praised Benny for the suc- 
cess of his athletic program and praised 
the spirit of the Brandeis Freshman 
Football Team in its successful first 

Sample: "Twelve months ago Bran- 
deis didn't have a bowl to sing in or 
a school song. Of the 2 SO freshmen 
students (40 percent women) he didn't 
expect more than 30 players on the 
first practice call; 50 turned up." 

VOL. I, NO. 5 

DECEMBER 20, 1950 

Official Publication of Brandeis University published /? times during the year (once in the months of September, October. Sovember. 

/March, June, July and August; twice in the months of December, February, and May) at Brandeis University, 41 y South Street, 

Wallham 54, Mass. Entered as second class mailer at the Post Office at Boston. Mass. 


Lena Seillen 
has been offered 


A fund to provide for the Lena Seitlen 
Memorial Collection as the first group of 
hooks on art in the Brandeis Library has 
luL-n established by the family of the late 
Miss Seitlen who turned over the balance 
oi her estate for that purpose to the Uni- 

Accepting the 
fund in behalf of 
Brandeis, President 
Sachar declared in 
a letter to Mrs. Leon 
S. Medalia of Bos- 
ton, sister of the 
late Miss Seitlen: 
"I am privileged to 
accept this gift which 
for the establishment 
of the Lena Seitlen Memorial Collection, 
which will be placed in a special section 
of our Librar)'. I need not add what a 
joy it is to have this area of the Library 
ot Brandeis inaugurated in such a creative 
way, and I feel sure that the establishment 
of this collection will serve as a lasting 
creative memorial to your dear sister." 

Miss Seitlen taught for 30 years in the 
Boston schools and held her last teaching 
post at the Solomon Lewenberg School 
before her death in 19-48. She was gradu- 
ated from Salem Normal School and also 
studied at Harvard, Columbia and Cornell 
and taught in the Religious School at 
Temple Israel under the late Rabbi Levi. 
As an amateur artist of note, Miss 
Seitlen exhibited her work at Jordan 
Marsh's in 1939 and 1940 and at the 
Independent Artists' Show at Paine's for 
two successive years, 19-17 and 1948. In 
addition to her teaching and artistic activi- 
ties. Miss Seitlen together with two other 
teachers founded Camp Greggmere for 
girls, which continued successfully for 
nearly two decades. 

In tribute to Miss Seitlen, Frank J. 
Herlihy, Principal and Mary A. Brennan, 
Vice Principal ot the Solomon Lewenberg 
School have written: "Thirty years of un- 
selfish devotion to the interests of hundreds 
of energetic young Americans might be 
sufficient to sap the strength and quench 
the enthusiasm and idealism of the aver- 
age soul. But . . . neither time nor famil- 
iarity dimmed her idealism and enthusiasm 
for her profession . . . Her sympathy and 
love for her fellow man were not subjects 
which she taught, but qualities that per- 
meated every word and action, and which 
her pupils caught' from her example. 
Therefore, we do not grieve that her in- 
fluence for good has been lost. Rather, we 
are pleased by the realization that she has 
earned a kind of immortality, for the 
hundreds of students whom she inspired 
in turn pass on this inspiration to others, 
projecting her influence far into the fu- 
ture . . ." 



Scores of friends of the University 
gathered at meetings in New York and 
Philadelphia on November 13 to com- 
memorate the 94th aniversary of the birth 
of Louis D. Brandeis, the late Justice of 
the Supreme Court whose name the Uni- 
versity bears. 

Former United States Assistant Attorney 
General Thurman Arnold was the princi- 
pal speaker before more than 700 who met 
m the Plaza Hotel in New York. Mr. 
Arnold hailed the late Justice as one of the 
most significant social and educational 
thinkers of our time and termed the philos- 
ophy of Louis Brandeis still vital in these 

A host of University officials attended 
the commemorative meeting which was 
jointly sponsored by the New York Chap- 
ters of the Brandeis Associates and the 
Greater New York Chapters of the Nation- 
al Women's Committee. Judge Joseph M. 
Proskauer, Honorary President of the Am- 
erican Jewish Committee and a Trustee 
of the University served as Chairman for 
the meeting. Among those present was 
James M. Landis, former Dean of the 
Harvard Law School, who began his legal 
career as a law clerk to Justice Brandeis. 

"Brandeis University — The Great 
Trust" was the theme of addresses made 
by Dr. Sachar who spoke on "The Steward- 
s!iip" ; Board President George Alpert who 
discussed "The "Vision"; Milton Kahn, 
National President of the Brandeis Asso- 
ciates who talked on "The Responsibility"; 
Mrs. Harry L. Michaels, National Presi- 
dent of the Women's Committee, who 
spoke on "The Challenge"; and Miss 
Ruth Abrams, an undergraduate, who ad- 
dressed the group on "The Future." 

delphia Chapter of the National W'umeii'i 
Committee took place at the November 13 
luncheon which was co-sponsored by the 
Brandeis Lawyers Society oj Philadelphia. Judge 
l(/itph Sloane. President of the Society, chaired 
the meeting. Above, left, Mrs. Harry L. Alichaels. 
National President of the Women's Committee 
presents the charter to Mrs. Max L. Margolis. 
President pro tern of the newly-formed Women's 
Committee Chapter. 


Rhode Island State College in King- 
ston, R. I., has conferred an honorary 
Doctor of Science degree on Dr. Sel- 
man A. Waksman, discoverer of strep- 
tomycin, and Consultant to the School 
of Science at Brandeis. 

Dr. Waksman, who is the director of 
the Institute of Microbiology at Rut- 
gers University, was cited as the "fore- 
most authority on the microbiology of 
the soil. " Dr. Waksman visits Brandeis 
on December 23 to confer on Brandeis 
University's senior year curricular de- 
velopments in science. 

LIGHTS met on 

November 13 in 
New York at the 
meeting commemo- 
rating the 94th an- 
niversary of the 
birthday of justice 
Louis Dembitz 
Brandeis. Left to 
right are George 
Alpert, President of 
the Brandeis Board 
of Trustees, Thur- 
man Arnold, form- 
er United Stales 
Assistant Attorney 
General, who wai 
principal speaker, 
and Judge Joseph 
M. Proskauer, Uni- 
versity Trustee and 
Chairman of the 




Gifts totalling more than $50,000 were 
contributed in a stirring show of support 
for Brandeis at a dinner meeting held on 
November 8 at the Delano Hotel under 
the co-chairmanship of Miami Mayor 
Harold Turk, Carl Weinkle and Samuel 
N. Friedland. President Sachar was guest 
of honor and main speaker at the event 
which was attended by more than 200 
members of the Greater Miami Committee 
for Brandeis University. 

Among the prominent Miamians who 
served on the dinner committee were 
Leonard L. Abess, Jack Ablin, Sidney D. 
Ansin, Sam Blank, Shepard Broad, Jack 
Dubinsky, Abraham Goodman, Dr. Mor- 
ris Goodman, Louis Heiman, Ben Kane, 
J. Gerald Lewis, Marcie Liberman, Joseph 
M. Lipton, Max Orovitz, Sam A. Rivkind, 
Sam Prosterman, Leo Robinson, Daniel B. 
Ruskin, Monte Selig, Jacob Sher, Harry 
Simonhoiif, William D. Singer, Harry Sir- 
kin, and Mitchell Wolfson. 

Miami activity on behalf of Brandeis 
was heightened two days later by the or- 
ganizational meeting of the Miami Wom- 
en's Committee Chapter of which Mrs. 
Harold Turk is temporary chairman. 

in the Mnimi dinner Me, left tu right, (seated) 
President Abram L. Siichjr and Carl Weinkle 
and (standing) Mayor Harold Turk of Miami 
Beach and Samuel N. Friedland. Messrs. Fried- 
land and Weinkle and Mayor Turk, co-chair- 
men of the Greater Miami sponsoring commit- 
tee, are prominent in Jeirish and general com- 
munity activities in South Florida. 


Morris Falk 

Responding to the 
current need for 
basic training in at- 
omic energy and re- 
search, Mr. and 
Mrs. Morris Falk of 
Fitchburg, Mass., 
have contributed 
$15,000 to Brandeis 

for the establishment of the Morris Falk 
Nuclear Physics Laboratory. The newly- 
endowed laboratory is being built in Syde- 
man Hall. 

Mr. Falk, who is the owner of the In- 
dependent Lock Company, is a noted in- 
dustrialist and philanthrojsist. He has for 
many years been strongly interested in the 
development of scientific research and in 
furthering the education of young men 
in science and engineering. Several years 
ago he established a sizeable scholarship 
to be awarded annually to an outstanding 
student of the Fitchburg High School. 
His contribution to Brandeis is another 
extension of his interest in scientific study 
and research. 

The Falk Nuclear Physics Laboratory at 
Brandeis will be equipped with the most 
up-to-date facilities for study in this area 
of science, and will form an integral part 
of the broadened science curriculum. 

LENDING A HAND on the Abraham 
Marcus Athletic Field conslruction are 
Joseph Linsey (left) Chairman of the 
Brandeis Athletic Association and Harold 
Sherman Goldberg, Membership Chair- 
man of the Greater Boston Associates 
Chapter. The field will be readied for 
next year's sports program. 



On Thursday, Oc- 
tober 19 William 
Leibowitz, Brandeis 
University's first lib- 
rarian died of a 
heart ailment in 
Waltham Hospital 
at the age of 47. 
Well known to the 

Brandeis family and recognized as a lead- 
ing library administrator, his loss was 
keenly felt on the campus. 

The University suspended classes in his 
memory and services were held in Nathan 
Seifer Hall where President Sachar de- 
livered the eulogy and Rabbi Irving Man- 
dell of Temple Shalom, Newton, officiated. 

Mr. Leibowitz was a native of New 
York City. He came to Brandeis in 1948 
when the University first began to func- 
tion and immediately set about laying the 
plans for the future growth of the Bran- 
deis Library. His understanding of admini- 
strative problems allowed him to work ef- 
fectively with the National Women's Com- 
mittee for the expansion of the library 
which contained 2,000 volumes two years 
ago and which contains more than 40,000 
volumes today. 

Officials paid tribute to Mr. Leibow- 
itz in these words; "William Leibowitz 
brought to his tasks not only the skills of 
a fine librarian, but the zeal of a pioneer. 
Always conscious that he was laying the 
foundations for a great Library his under- 
standing elicited from him a devotion 
which made him one of the most valued ' 
members of the University's stafi^. He will 
be sorely missed." 

Mr. Leibowitz is survived by his widow, 
the former Belle Levin of Barberton, 
Ohio, and a three-year-old daughter, Carol 
Ann. Burial was in New York. 



Manchester, N.H., 
leaders gathered for 
their first meeting 
on behalf of Bran- 
deis on November 
20 at the home of 
Morris Silver, spon- 
sor of the meeting 
and, upon hearing 
the address of George Alpert, President 
of the Board of Trustes, formed a Bran- 
deis University Associates Chapter. 

Mr. Silver, who chaired the meeting, 
became chairman of the new Associates 
Chapter. Samuel Green and Samuel Ca- 
mann are Secretary and Treasurer respec- 
tively. Long identified with many com- 
munity interests, Mr. Silver is President 
of Silver Brothers Company, New Hamp- 
shire's largest food distributors, and of 
Cott Beverages. 

Morris Silver 



cJne vl/onien's (committee 

On November 3 a group of 38 leading 
women of Greater Miami gathered to 
consider the formation of a Chapter — 
one week later 200 women met at the 
Delano Hotel where Dr. Sachar ad- 
dressed the meeting and announced 
their temporary officers. Thirty of those 
present became Charter Life Members 
and the rest of the group enrolled as 
Annual members. Greater Miami offi- 
cers pro tem include Mrs. Harold Turk, 
Chairman; Mrs. Aaron Farr, Co-chair- 
man; Mrs. Louis Heiman, Secretary; 
and Mrs. Louis Sherman and Mrs. Ben 
Zion Ginzberg, Co-treasurers. 



In Brockton, Mass., a new chapter is be- 
ing organized with what is reported as 
"fantastic success." Brockton women held 
a preliminary tea on November 29 when 
their membership enrollment up to that 
date was announced as 130 Annual and 
10 Life members. Mrs. Kenneth Dorn, 
President of the recently-formed chapter, 
is the daughter of the late Abraham 
Shapiro, one of the original members of 
the Brandeis Board of Trustees. 

Detroit women held a membership drive 
luncheon on October 16 when 55 new mem- 
bers enrolled. The Chapter's scroll was 
presented to Mrs. Harry L. Michaels, Na- 
tional President and guest speaker before 
the 250 women attending. By December 31, 
Detroit Chapter President Mrs. Oscar 
Zemon has announced, the group hopes to 
have 600 charter members — the Chapter 
now numbers 517. 

Officers have been announced for the 
newly-formed Philadelphia Chapter which 
held its organizational meeting on Septem- 
ber 19 and was addressed by George Al- 
pert, President of the Board of Trustees. 
Mrs. Max L. Margolis is President; Mrs. 
Benjamin Wasserbly, Vice President; Mrs. 
Jack M. Korn, Secretary; Mrs. Norman 
S. Gorson, Treasurer; and Mrs. Sidney 
C. Orlofsky, Publicity. Their second meet- 
ing was held on December 6. 

Indianapolis officers pro tem are Mrs. 
Jack A. Goodman, Chairman; Mrs. Alex- 
ander S. Wolf, Co-chairman; Mrs. Leonard 
A. Solomon, Secretary; and Mrs. Bess 
Dobrowitz, Treasurer. The addition of this 
new chapter brings the total number of 
Women's Committee Chapters to 54. 

The 200 Lynn, Mass., Life members 
heard faculty member Dr. Robert A. 
Thornton, Brandeis Lecturer in Physics, 
speak on the "Teaching of the Physical 
Sciences" at a tea on November 14. The 
meeting was one of a series in the Chap- 
ter's fall membership campaign. President 
of the Chapter is Mrs. Ellis Michelson. 

Atlanta Charter Life Members sponsored 
a meeting on November 7 at which Presi- 
dent Sachar addressed the group. Mrs. 
Sidney Q. Janus is President of the southern 
chapter which was one of the first to form. 
The Atlanta Charter Life membership has 
increased from 28 to more than 70. 

the Uiiivenity Health 
Office, underwritten by 
the Henry Fell Philan- 
thropic League are, left 
to right, Mrs. Harry 
Feil, mother of 2nd Lt. 
Feil in ivhoie memory 
the League was estab- 
lished, and Mrs. Sol 
Grossman, of New York 
City, President of the 


The first of a series of six concerts to 
be presented this season by the Friends of 
the School of Music took place on Decem- 
ber 3 with a piano recital by pianist 
Herman Godess in Nathan Seifer Hall. 

Mr. Godess presented selections by 
Schumann, Prokofieff, Brahms, Scriabin, 
and Chopin. Mr. Godess' Brandeis recital 
was one of the first landmarks in his 
American career. 

Other programs planned by the Friends 
of the School of Music for the coming 
season include a song recital by soprano 
Norma Farber; Music for two pianos by 
Irving Fine and Erwin Bodky; Irving Fine's 
sonatas for violin and piano performed 
by Zvi Zeitlen and Irving Fine; a song 
recital by Paul Matthen, bass-baritone; 
and a trio concert by Alfred Krips, violin; 
Samuel Mayes, cello; and Erwin Bodky, 

The University's new health office, fully 
equipped and modern in every way has 
been underwritten with a gift of $5000 
by the Henry Feil Philanthropic League 
of New York in memory of 2nd Lt. Henry 
Feil who was killed in action August 25, 
1944 with the American infantry in 
France. Mrs. Sol Grossman, President of 
the League, was instrumental in directing 
the gift to the University where her 
daughter Leila, Class of '53, is enrolled. 

Lt. Feil, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry 
Feil of New York, was 25 years old when 
he died. He was a graduate of New York 
University with the class of 1940 and 
played varsity football for N.Y.U. from 
1937 to 1939. The Henry Feil League 
was formed in May, 1948, by 13 women 
who have perpetuated Lt. Feil's name in 
deeds of assistance for the Jewish people. 

piano. The dates of these concerts are to 
be announced. 

DEIS from French 
teacher Elizabeth M. 
Craighead, recently re- 
tired from the Wor- 
cester, Mass., School 
System, were donated 
through the W^orcester 
Chapter of the Wom- 
en's Committee. Miss 
Craighead, (left) pre- 
sents two of her collec- 
tion of rare technical 
French Books to Mrs. 
Harry Ports s, (right) 
Chairman of the Book 
Fund Committee as 
Worcester Chapter 
President Mrs. Joseph 
Goldberg looks on. 
The Worcester Chapter 
held their latest meet- 
ing on November 9. 



'54, Scranloii, Pa., goes up in the air to sink 
a basket and put his team in the leaJ. Jones, 
who played right halfback in the University's 
freshman football squad, changed into basket- 
ball togs the day after the last grid game. 

The Brandeis University freshman 
basketball team lost its first game of the 
season to the highly-touted Fort Devens 
squad, 70-59, on December 2. The Bran- 
deis team battled its way down the stretch 
but lost the game in the last few minutes 
of play. 

It was a moral victory for the Brandeis 
hoopsters who were playing the first 
basketball game in the University's history 
against a strong Fort Devens team com- 
prised of men who had played varsity and 
professional basketball. 

A cheering section of Brandeis students 
made the trip to Fort Devens in Ayer, 
Mass., to support their team which con- 
tinually swapped leads with the Army 
men throughout the game and finally 
yielded to the superior opponent. 


The Harvard Crimson, Harvard Uni- 
versity's undergraduate daily, sent a 
battery of journalists to the campus 
last month for a story on Brandeis. 

The resulting full page spread in the 
Crimson depicted Brandeis to Harvard 
men in terms that could make Harvard 
men very happy indeed. 

Sample: "Often in the past, the Uni- 
versity has helped a new college . . . 
get its start. It did so for the first 
time in 1701 in New Haven and the 
result was Yale. It did so two years 
ago in Waltham and the result was 
Brandeis . . ." 


December 2 Fort Devens 

December 9 St. Anselms 

December 12 Boston College 

December 15 City College of N.^'. 

December 16 Hofstra 

December 20 Syracuse University 

January 6, '51 West Point 

January 10 Fort Devens 

January 13 Harvard 

February 8 Univ. of Massachusetts 

February 10 Springfield College 

February 17 Bates 

February 21 Boston University 

February 24 M.I.T. 

March 3 Dartmouth 

To be annorniced - -. .Holy Cross 


An award for 
teaching excellence, 
the first of its kind, 
has been given Dr. 
Paul Klapper, Bran- 
deis Trustee and 
President Emeritus 
of Queens College, 
by the University of 

Dr. Klapper has been named to the 
William Rainey Harper professorship for 
his study of University of Chicago under- 
graduate teaching methods and his direc- 
tion of a movie based on the subject. 

The newly established professorship, 
named for Chicago's first president, is 
given persons "who have achieved dis- 
tinction in teaching and in reflection upon 
the problems of undergraduate education." 

Paul Klapper 



Mark Werman, 
noted insurance 
man, has been el- 
ected to succeed 
Adolph Ullman as 
Chairman of The 
Friends of The 
School of Music, it 
was announced by 
President Sachar. Mr. 
Honorary Chairman. 

Mr. Werman was 
University and the 
servatory of Music. 

Mark Werman 

Ullman will serve as 

educated at Harvard 
New England Con- 
He has long been 

associated with musical activities and is 
a member of The Friends of the Boston 
Symphony Orchestra. 

Mr. Ullman, prominent Boston busi- 
nessman, founded the Friends of The 
School of Music and served as Chairman 
since the group's inception more than a 
year ago. He has been active in music 
circles in Greater Boston for many years. 

The Friends of the School of Music is 
an organization of music lovers who work 
with Brandeis University officials for the 
establishment at Brandeis of a School of 
Music and who have sponsored numerous 
musical events at the University. 

PRESENTATION OF TROPHIES for the best hackfield and line performances of the 
season highlighted the close of the 19^0 football program. Coach Benny Friedman, left, 
made the presentations at the first athletic banquet to Ed Manganiello '34 for his superb 
line play and to quarterback Dick Cunningham '54 for his outstanding job in the hackfield. 
ffneph Linsey, right. Chairman of the Brandeis Athletic Association, was featured speaker. 



Two Chicago women's organizations 
lave provided funds for the expansion of 
he University Library. Members of the 
Vlusarts Club, a group of women devoted 
o furthering the arts, have made available 
t gift to form the basis of a Drama Library 
it Brandeis. The Musarts Club will supplc- 
nent this initial gift with additional con- 
ributions to the Drama Library which 
he group has created. Mrs. Louis M. 
Jrown is Philanthropic Chairman of the 

The Greater Chicago Alurnnae Chapter 
)f Alpha Epsilon Phi, National Collegiate 
Jorority has adopted for its project aid 
:or the growth of the psychology library 
It Brandeis. The project is under the 
eadership of Mrs. Maurice Mandel, of the Chicago Chapter of the 
SJational Women's Committee. 


Saul Fechtor, prominent community 
eader and President of the Kingston 
Clothing Company of Boston, has created 
[he Saul and Sarah Fechtor Scholarship 
Fund at Brandeis, it has been announced 
5y Morris Shapiro, member of the Bran- 
deis Board of Trustees and Chairman of 
:he Board Scholarship Committee. 

At a recent testimonial dinner honoring 
lis 50th birthday, Mr. Fechtor was pre- 
sented with a check in recognition of his 
Dutstanding communal activities. A mem- 
ber of the Brandeis University Associates 
md a firm supporter of education, Mr. 
Fechtor increased the amount of the check 
ind turned it over to Brandeis. 

Mr. Fechtor attended both Northeastern 
ind Boston Universities but because of 
financial circumstances was unable to pur- 
sue his studies to graduation. Aware of 
the financial obstacles to a college educa- 
tion, he has created the Fechtor Scholar- 
ship Fund to aid deserving students. 

Long active in the Greater Boston com- 
munity, Mr. Fechtor is a Trustee of the 
Combined Jewish Appeal, the Associated 
Jewish Philanthropies and the Beth Israel 




Cleveland community leaders assembled 
on November 21 to launch the Cleveland 
Chapter of the Brandeis University Asso- 
ciates at a dinner meeting held at the Oak- 
wood Club. The Cleveland Chapter joins 
with its brother groups across the country 
who support the University as "foster" 

Highlighting the dinner meeting were 
addresses by President Sachar and Benny 
Friedman, Athletic Director. Coach Fried- 
man this fall fielded a freshman football 
squad which scored four victories and 
suffered two defeats in the University's 
first intercollegiate competition. 

Co-chairmen of the meeting were Al- 
fred A. Benesch, Eugene Freedheim, Max 
Freedman, Eugene H. Goodman, Samuel 
Horwitz, Nathan Loeser, A. M. Luntz 
and Leonard Ratner. They were assisted 
by more than 60 men who served on the 



One hundred leading citizens of Bridge- 
port, Conn., were guests of Philip Carlson 
at the first dinner meeting held in that 
community on behalf of Brandeis Univer- 
sity on November 21. Board President 
George Alpert, guest speaker at the meet- 
ing, told the group that "although indivi- 
dual Jews have made generous gifts to 
existing centers of learning, Brandeis Uni- 
versity is the first non-sectarian university 
which is the corporate responsibility of the 
Jewish community. " 

Assisting Mr. Carlson on the meeting 
committee were Dr. Max Alpert, Walter 
Breslav, William Carlson, Sam Engelman, 
Sam Friedman, Harry A. Goldstein, Robert 
Hirsch, Jacob Kunin, Sam Kunin, Law- 
rence Lesser, Robert Lesser, Harry Leven- 
thal, Sigmund Miller, Gustave Rosen, 
Philip Sagarin, Isaac E. Schine, Nathan 
H. Schine and Joseph Spector. 

In an impressive show of support for 
Brandeis, 200 key Chicago community 
leaders pledged $163,000 at a dmner 
meeting, the first to be held in the inter- 
ests of the University in the Windy City. 
President Sachar was the featured speaker 
at the gathering at which Philip Klutznick 
presided. The meeting took place on De- 
cember 6 at the Palmer House. 

Co-chairmen of the Committee were 
Samuel W. Banovitz, Henry Crown, John 
J. Mack and Morton Weinress. Associate 
chairmen were Abel Berland, Harry 
Joseph, Joseph Schatz and Saul Weinress. 

Serving on the Committee were Alfred 
Benesch, Milton Callner, Marvin H. Cole- 
man, Lester Crown, Nathan Cummings, 
Julius Kelly Don, Edwin W. Eisendrath, 
Benjamin Fohrman, William J. Friedman, 
Gerald Gidwitz, James H. Goodwin, Har- 
old Green, Jules Green, Michael Hammer, 
Mrs. Walter Heller, Walter Heller, Luis 
Kutner, Philip Klutznick, Mrs. Harold 
Lachman, Joseph Makler, Mrs. Maurice 
Mandel, Max W. Petaque, Sidney R. 
Robinson, Orville Rosen, Arthur Rubloff, 
Sanford Ruttenberg, Edgar Schoen, Nath- 
an Schwartz, Saul S. Sherman, Alfred W. 
Stern, Mrs. Morton Weinress and Max E. 

member Mjne Syrk/ii (lejl) speuk uii Your 
School. Your Children" at a Noiemher 14 
meeting ivhich sparked the Chapter' i member- 
ship drive. Mrs. Irving Abrams (right) is Presi- 
dent of the Chapter which culminated its 
campaign with more that 20 teas throughout 
the city oil December 14. 


The 1951 Brandeis Engagement Calen- 
dar illustrated with 53 full-page photo- 
graphs picturing student, faculty and cam- 
3US has just been published and is avail- 
ible at $1.00 per copy upon request to 
:he Brandeis Campus Store. 

The Brandeis Calendar, which is the 
first to be published in the University's 
history, contains 56 pages plus a photo 
illustrated cover and is bound with a dur- 
able plastic spiral. The adjacent coupon is 
for your convenience. 

copies of the Brandeis Engagement Calendar j 

Please send me 

@ $1.00 each. I am enclosing my check (money order) for $ 

(Please print or type) 






Clip and mail to: Brandeis Campus Store, Brandeis University, Waltham 54, j 



Lere in photographs is a record of the week of October 
30, a pictorial agenda illustrating the variety of events 
sponsored by and for the University and typical of virtually 
any week in the University's calendar of activities. 

Brandeis people were in all parts of the country during 
that week — President of the Board of Trustees George 
Alpert was in California making new friends for Brandeis. 
Inspired by his recount of the University's history and 
plans, Los Angeles leaders contributed $50,000 for the sup- 
port of Brandeis. 

Later in the week Dr. Sachar was greeted in Ohio and then 
in Florida. Director of Athletics Benny Friedman and faculty 
member Marie Syrkin spoke in Chicago and Instructor 
Thomas Savage addressed a group in Hartford. 

On the campus the student body was preparing for its 
final football game with Boston University, The New Eng- 
land College English Association held its annual confer- 
ence with Thornton Wilder, Bernard De Voto and Crane 
Brinton on hand, and the University's philosophy depart- 
ment sponsored a two-day commemoration of the 300th 
anniversary of the death of Rene Descartes. 

That was Brandeis during the week of October 30 — it 
could have been any week. 

were, left to right, (seated) President Sachar; Dr. Rosemary Park, 
President, Connecticut College for Women; Dr. Morse Allen, of 
Trinity College, President of the Association; (standing) Bernord De 
Voto, Editor of "The Easy Chair", Harper's Magazine; Dr. Osborne 
Earle, Assistant Professor of English at Brandeis and Chairman of 
the Conference Program Committee; and Crane Brinton, Professor 
of History, Harvard University. 

SADIE HAWKINS DAY DANCE v/as held by stu- 
dents in the Usen Commons Room following the 
final football game of the season with Boston 
University. Students dressed "Dogpatch" style, 
awarded prizes for the best costumes, sang hill- 
billy songs. 





Brandels — 19' I 

In retrospecf 2 

Brandeis and the military crisis 4 

pioneer publications 6 

cross-country tour 7 

our acquisitions in art 8 

the athletic association 10 

Vol. I, No. 6 Feb. 25, 1951 

Official Publication of Bran- 
deis University published 13 
times during year (once in 
the months of September, 
October, November, March, 
June, July and August; 
twice in the months of De- 
cember, February, and May) 
at Brandeis University, 415 
South Street, Waltham 54, 
Mass. Entered as second 
class matter at the Post 
Office in Boston, Mass. 

Ino Curelop, Editor 

Art work and cover design 
by Donis Asnin; campus 
photographs by Ralph Nor- 

teaching the sciences 


the dinnensions of a liberal education 12 

the story of castle B-503 14 

scholarships 16 




On the cover: S+udenfs gather around Ludwig Lewisohn, Professor of Comparative 
Literature, for an infornnal discussion before the fire in the Connmons Room of Smith Hall. 

Brandeis- 1950 

The University's major 1950 
announcement was the 
adoption of the $22,000,- 
000, 10-year Saarinen Mas- 
ter Plan (top). Another 
significant event was the 
dedication of Nathan Sei- 
fer Hall. One of the sym- 
bolic sculptured plaques 
especially designed for the 
Hall is reproduced in the 
circle. (Below, right) In 
the newly-dedicated Usen 
Commons Room students 
entertain each other. The 
plaque in the background 
commemorates the Usen 
benefaction. Brandeis stu- 
dent spirit reached a peak 
with "Boost Brandeis 
Week" (bottom, left). 


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in retrospect... 

. . . 1950 was a year crowded with growth and innovation in every phase of the 
University's development. In long-range terms the most Important project yet 
launched at Brandels — the 10-year Saarinen Master Plan — was announced 
officially early in the year, and construction of several buildings envisioned In 
the plan was begun soon afterward .... October saw the completion of the 
Ridgewood Quadrangle, now in use as men's dormitories, and Sydeman Hail, 
housing supplementary science laboratories and classrooms .... Meanwhile, 
on the 27-acre Memphis Tract construction was proceeding on the Abraham 
Marcus Athletic Field .... Judge Joseph M. Proskauer and Mrs. Adele Rosen- 
wald Levy were named Trustees and Senator hHerbert hH. Lehman and Mr. Frank 
L. Well were chosen hHonorary Chairman and Chairman, respectively, of the 
Board of Fellows. Milton Kahn was appointed National Chairman of the Bran- 
dels Associates .... Seventeen new faculty members, Including Dr. Albert 
Guerard, Dr. Robert A. Thornton, Miss Marie Syrkin, Dr. Svend Laursen, Mr. 
Irving Fine and Dr. Saul Cohen, augmented the Brandels teaching staff .... In 
September, 240 incoming freshmen brought the student body to 470 .... 
Among them were the members of Coach Benny Friedman's first Brandels foot- 
ball sguad which launched Intercollegiate athletic competition on the freshman 
level for the University .... the frosh "Judges" won wide acclaim by winning 
four out of six encounters, including a choice triumph over hlarvard .... Also in 
action were freshman soccer and basketball teams .... The University con- 
tributed to the cultural life of the Greater Boston area with its Adult Education 
programs and with a commemoration of the death of Rene Descartes, a music 
festival honoring Albert Schweitzer, and a Bach Festival .... Brandels was host 
to the Fall Conference of the New England College English Association and in 
May celebrated its Second Annual Convocation, highlighted by the address 
of Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt .... Extraordinary growth in membership and 
scope of activities were noted by the Brandels Associates, the National Wom- 
en's Committee, and the Friends of the School of Music .... The development 
of these Brandels "foster alumni" groups paralleled the advances made within 
the University Itself .... Many gifts received during the year accounted for 
other developments .... The Usen Commons Room, Breltman Physics Labo- 
ratory, Falk Nuclear Physics Laboratory, Richard Cohn Chemistry Laboratory, 
Fell hJealth Office, Shapiro Athletic Center, and Sydeman hiall all were the 
result of benefactions received in 1950 .... The Tuch Chair In hiebrew Litera- 
ture and Ethics, the Aronstam Chair In Chemistry, ihe four Stonehill Teaching 
Fellowships, the William C. Whitney Foundation Grant were also added, and 
22 scholarship funds Including 16 which provide for a total of 21 full tuition 
scholarships were established during the year .... The largest single contribu- 
tion was received from Israel Rogosin who provided his second $100,000 gift 
.... The University Library was the recipient of many outstanding gifts in- 
cluding the Blumberg Mathematics Collection, the Cuppy, Hill- 
quit and Manishen libraries, the Weil first editions and the 
Jacob White Fund. The gratifying development within every 
sphere of endeavor in 1950 augurs well for the coming years. 

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(Top to bottom) More than 
6,000 people convened on the 
campus in May to participate 
in the University's Second 
Annual Convocation and hear 
featured speaker Eleanor 
Roosevelt. The Ground-break- 
ing Ceremony for the Abra- 
ham Marcus Playing Field 
took place with Board Presi- 
dent George Alpert and Trus- 
tees Morris S. Shapiro, Jacob 
Shapiro, Dudley Kimball and 
Coach Benny Friedman look- 
ing on as Joseph Linsey, Ath- 
letic Association Chairman, 
officiated. In the fall, con- 
struction of Sydeman Hall, 
underwritten by funds from 
the estate of the late William 
Sydeman, was completed. The 
University launched its inter- 
collegiate athletic program 
with Coach Friedman's fresh- 
man football squad. By Octo- 
ber, construction was also 
completed on the Saarinen- 
designed Ridgewood Apart- 
ments serving as men's dormi- 
tories and comprising the 
Ridgewood Quadrangle. 

In a specially-called 
student convocation 
Dr. Sochar candidly 
discussed the possi- 
ble repercussions on 
campus of the na- 
tional state of emer- 
gency, and exhorted 
students to continue 
planning careers. 

Brandeis and the 

President Sachar 

The international crisis has produced a 
state of emergency within the nation which 
has already had its impact upon every phase 
of our society. It is inevitable that each of 
us should attempt to assay the probable im- 
pact upon the institutions and activities in 
which we are integrally involved. 

Of course there are defeatists who feel 
that there is little point in making such ap- 
praisals, hiaving swooned into despair, they 
conclude that nothing matters now. Such 
Cassandras are the weak links in our democra- 
tic society, dangerous to themselves and a menace to the survival of a 
free world. Our enemies want nothing better than to sap our confidence in 
the validity of our democratic heritage and in our capacity to face the 
challenges of today and tomorrow. It is our obligation to prepare for all 
the exceptional demands of a period of emergency re-armament. But it 
is also our obligation to prepare for the long-term affirmative needs of 
normal democratic living. It Is in this framework that I wish to consider 
the questions most frequently posed by our friends. I shall try to deal 
with them frankly and realistically. 

Can Brandeis survive during a war period? 

Brandeis is in a far better position to face a critical period than the 
majority of American colleges and universities. Our disadvantages during 
normal times become elements of strength during a crisis. The school Is 
new and extremely flexible. It Is possible to adjust curriculum, faculty, 
physical facilities and plans with a minimum of dislocation. In truth, be- 
cause Brandeis is In-being, or better still. In process-of-becoming, it can 
react with boldness and imagination. 

How will the draft affect enrollment at Brandeis? 

The major consequences of the draft will be experienced by all-male 
colleges and by the large-size universities. Small, co-educational Institu- 
tions such as Brandeis will not be jeopardized. Depending upon the nature 
of the final draft law enacted by Congress, it is probable that the 
Brandeis student body will shift in its proportions and register many more 
women than men, during the transition to a war basis. Applications for 
the coming academic year have run far ahead of the numbers of previous 
years. It can therefore be said, with a high degree of certainty, that 
Brandeis enrollment in the foreseeable future will continue to expand at 
its normal pace. 
Will Brandeis facilities and personnel be utilized in the preparedness effort? 

If they can be of use to the nation, they will be made available. At 
present, no branch of the armed services has announced any program 

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military crisis 

by Dr. Abram L. Sachar 

comparable to the A.S.T.P. of World War II. 
If emergency programs similar to those 
devised for college campuses in World War II 
are launched again, Brandeis will offer its full 
cooperation and participation. 

Is the curriculum to be altered? 

There is no plan at the present writing for 
any major revisions in the Brandeis curriculum. 
It was devised to prepare young men and 
women for full-orbed, constructive lives. There 
is even greater need today to make sure of 
a continuous pool of mature and well-trained 
leaders. It is quite logical, however, to expect 
that a prolonged state of emergency will in- 
fluence the interests of students and con- 
sequently require shifts in emphasis from one 
field to another, for example, from the fine 
arts and humanities to the sciences and the 
social sciences. 

Does the University contemplate 
an accelerated program? 

This question can be answered only after an 
examination of the full effects of projected 
draft legislation. The experience of the major 
colleges and universities demonstrated that 
there was very little integrity in the acceler- 
ated programs of World War II. There was too 
much strain and pressure, too little permanent 
impact. hHowever, if circumstances compel 
some form of acceleration, Brandeis will follow 
the practice of similar institutions even though 
It will do so reluctantly. 

Will the Brandeis program of physical 
expansion continue? 

It will follow the time-table of the Master 
Plan until such time as national needs compel 
curtailment. During the calendar year 1950, 
the University completed the construction of 
six new buildings and has begun the develop- 
ment of the Abraham Marcus Athletic Field. 

The buildings included Sydeman \-\a\\, a class- 
room building for the sciences, and the five 
Saarlnen-deslgned dormitories comprising the 
Ridgewood Quadrangle. At a recent meeting 
of the Board of Trustees, it was unanimously 
voted to adopt the report of Meyer Jaffe, 
speaking for the Building Committee, which 
called for a capital expansion expenditure of 
nearly one million dollars during the first six 
months of 1951. Architects' plans are now be- 
ing rushed for a new grouping of dormitories, 
a Social Union building, an additional class- 
room building, and the Abraham Shapiro Ath- 
letic Center. Such action not only assures the 
strengthening of the physical facilities of the 
University, but represents an act of faith, a re- 
affirmation of the determination of the Trus- 
tees to treat obstacles as a springboard of 

One other thought may be added, not to 
answer any specific question but rather to 
point up the climate in which all questions are 
considered at the University. 

Because of Russian aggression, it has be- 
come essential to prepare for possibilities of 
danger that stagger the imagination. It is 
equally essential to live for the fulfillment of 
every creative hope. There is an obligation to 
marshal our national resources, to apply our 
manpower and our productive capacity so that 
our strength will deter our enemies, or, failing 
this, will be adequate to meet any assault. 

But when the sacrifices have been made, it 
is the obligation of every element In society 
to live as normally as possible within the frame- 
work of assigned responsibilities. Students 
must go on with their regular studies. They 
must do each day's job as best they can. Their 
finest contribution for ultimate usefulness is to 
avoid paralysis of will because of the present 
anxiety. Both as a long-term philosophy of 
life and as a strategy for the imme- 
diate crisis, it Is best to prepare for 
the worst, but to live for the best. 

The Justice staff at work: 
Ruth Abrams, New 
Rochelle, Ruth Cohen, 
Brooklyn, N.Y., Burton 
Berinsky, Dorchester 
Mass., Carl Werner 
Brookllne, Mass., and Da 
vid Van Praagh, Gaffney 
S.C. Below, the Year 
book's Editor-in-Chief 
Jason Aronson, Revere 
Mass., and an illustration 
from the Turret. 

pioneer publications 

One of the most significant phases of Brandeis undergraduate activity has 
been the creation and development of three publications, separately main- 
tained by staffs comprised of members of all three classes and unified in their 
adherence to the best standards of creative writing, reporting and reviewing. 
The bi-weekly newspaper, The Justice, was the students' first publishing 
venture. Begun as a monthly news organ by a handful of freshmen in 1948, 
The justice has kept pace with the expansion of the University. The present 
staff of 30 puts out the four-page tabloid-size paper under the Co-Editorship 
of David Van Praagh, Gaffney, S. C, and Carl Werner, Brookline, Mass. 

The literary periodical, the Turret, is also in its 
third year of publication. The staff, headed by 
Lora S. Levy, Boston, Mass., selects, edits and 
processes the short stories, poems and articles 
which comprise the contents of each issue. 
Thomas Savage, author and instructor in English, 
is faculty advisor to the Turret. 

The prospective senior class is eagerly antic- 
ipating the completion of its most ambitious 
publishing enterprise which will be a review of 
the Brandeis "pilot" class and the University's 
first four years. Jason Aronson, Revere, Mass., 
is Editor of the Yearbook which will make its ini- 
tial appearance in 1952 when the University's 
first Commencement Exercises take place. It Is 
the goal of the staff to make the Yearbook 
worthy of being called "another Brandeis first" 
and to establish precedent for succeeding classes. 

cross-country , tour 

by George Alpert 

President of the Board of Trustees 

Eighteen months ago when we first undertook 
to tell the story of Brandels University to groups 
in distant parts of the country, my feelings were 
much like those harbored, I imagine, by the an- 
cient explorers as they set out on their voyages 
across the uncharted seas. What would be the 
difficulties encountered? What opportunities 
presented? And what, finally, would be the 
fruits of such arduous efforts? 

Prior to that time the endeavor to secure 
support for the University had been fairly 
closely confined to New England where, by their 
relative proximity to the campus, people had 
become familiar with the concept underlying 
the development of Brandeis and with the 
record it was achieving. On the other hand, 
people in sections of the country more remote 
from the University knew little about its ac- 
complishments and purposes. 

Accordingly, itineraries were planned for 
trips from "the rockbound coast of Maine to 
the sunny shores of California" — trips which 
were to bring the exciting story of Brandeis into 
many of the great communities in this land. The 
list of cities compiled for my excursions read 
like a railroad schedule covering Albany, Louis- 
ville, Cincinnati, Toledo, Kansas City, Chicago, 
Detroit, St. Louis, Baltimore, Washington, D. C., 
Atlanta, Memphis, Los Angeles, San Francisco 
and compass points between. 

I found the Jewish people in all these cities 
to be generous, interested, and warmly respon- 
sive to the story of this pioneering contribution 
by American Jewry to higher education in our 
country. I found them anxious about the success 
of the undertaking but certain beyond doubt 
of its inestimable value and proud be- 
yond measure of what the University 
has already accomplished. And I found 
them ready and willing to demonstrate 
iheir faith in the ideals and values 
upon which Brandeis University was 

I had entertained many a doubt 
concerning the ability of these com- 

munities, already 
burdened by the 
demands of other 
worthy appeals 
for support, to 
give sufficiently 
of their effort 
and resources In 
order that the University might receive the wide 
and solid support so urgently needed. 

But my doubts and trepidations were rapidly 
dispelled. I found, to the great gratification of 
everyone connected with the founding of Bran- 
deis, that American Jewry can be counted on 
to display unbounded generosity and devotion 
to a cause which Is close to their hearts. In all my 
travels I never once heard a voice raised in 
reluctance to undertake this extra burden. 
Never did I have to "sell" Brandeis to evoke 
interest. All I had to do was to lay the problem 
squarely in front of them without dross or gloss 
— the will to help was already there. 

In the course of my travels there occurred 
many outstanding and gratifying manifestations 
of friendship for Brandeis. I wish that space per- 
mitted my mention of every heartwarming ex- 
perience and all the equally stirring demonstra- 
tions of enthusiasm for Brandeis which I met 
during my peregrinations on behalf of the 

But perhaps the most heartening experience 
of all has been the unanimous loyalty of the men 
and women who have formed and joined chap- 
ters of the Brandeis Associates and of the 
National Women's Committee of Brandeis 
throughout the country. 

I shall consider my mission accom- 
plished If for every mile I traveled 
during the past year and a half the 
University can secure a member of 
the Associates and a member of the 
Women's Committee. If that objec- 
tive can be attained — and I have 
every confidence that It can — my 
odyssey will have been well made. 

our acquisitions 

by Marvin Small 

I. Rice Pereira is a native of Boston 
now working in England. Her paintings 
hang in Annerica's leading museunns. 

Philip Evergood paints sharply 
satiric representations. Here "The 
Senators" is reproduced. 

Tolstoy has said that "art is a human 
activity having for its purpose the transnnis- 
sion to others of the highest and best feel- 
ings to which nnen have risen." The art 
of any era has always been a key synnbol 
of the cultural climate of the society which 
produced the artist and of the intellectual 
and emotional levels of that society. 

In undertaking the collection of paintings 
and other objects of art, the University is 
building a reservoir of contemporary crea- 
tive endeavor. This collection will not only 
represent the currents of thought and ex- 
pression which characterize twentieth cen- 
tury civilization, but will also embody the 
personality and sensitivity of some of the 
foremost artists of the day. 

Cognizant of the significance of art, the 
Brandeis Art Collection Committee has 
gathered a nucleus to serve both as a source 
of study and inspiration to undergraduates 
and as a contribution to the cultural life of 
the community. 

Though to date the collection is predomi- 
nantly drawn from the works of contem- 
porary artists, It Is hoped that a balance 
between the modern and the classic, the 
advance guard and the traditional, will de- 
velop so that students of art and art lovers 
may become familiar with representations 

Milton Avery paints softly and simply, 
often with a deep undercurrent of 

in art 

The paintings repro- 
duced liere are rep- 
resentative of the 
woric of our fore- 
most artists and sev- 
eral of them are on 
view in the Usen 
Commons Room. 
Marvin Small, New 
York, is Chairman of 
the Brandeis Art 
Collection Committee. 

from every major period and phase 
of the visual arts. The Collection 
•will figure strongly in the curriculum 
of the Creative Arts Center for 
those students who are preparing 
for a career In the arts. 

The University's Art Collection 
now numbers close to three hundred 
paintings and sculptures. It includes 
the paintings reproduced on these 
pages and others by such noted 
artists as George Grosz, Martin Friedman, 
Tchackbasov, and Gwathmey. They have been 
donated by the artists, by prominent art col- 
lectors, or acquired through funds specifically 
designated for the enlargement of the Collection. 
Two such gifts have been the Louis Schapiro Mod- 
ern Art Collection and the Lena Seitlen Fund. 

In enhancing the walls of present and future 
buildings, the paintings will serve as adornment 
and will also fulfill the more far-reaching purpose 
of furthering the knowledge and appreciation of 
art, for by their presence at the University they 
will stimulate pleasure in sensitively created 
works of art. The Art Collection Committee 
anticipates the time when the University will have 
established Its reputation as a repository of some 
of the highest artistic achievements of man and 
as a medium for the extension of that achieve- 
ment to the community and to the nation. 

Noted art collector and publisher 
Harry N. Abrams donated this 
painting by Ferdinand Leger. 

A landscape by Stuart Davis, who Is 
recognized as one of the nation's most 
distinguished artists. 


athletic association 

by Joseph Linsey, Chairman 

The past few months have seen the initiation of another Brandels "team of 
destiny", for in basketball, too, we have entered the field of Intercollegiate 
competition. On the basketball court, as on the football field, we are meeting 
the challenge of our hloly Cross, Dartmouth, West Point, and hiarvard oppo- 
nents. In the typically American tradition of fair team play and healthy com- 
petition, athletic activities at the University are off to a good start. 

This fine beginning has been given impetus by the united action and co- 
operation of a group of men who, with foresight and spirit, have dedicated 
themselves to promoting the Brandels ideals on the athletic field. Working in 
conjunction with Benny Friedman, our able Director of University Athletics, this 
nucleus of men forms the basis of the Brandels University Athletic Association. 

Within a short time we shall break ground for the Abraham Shapiro Ath- 
etic Center which will accommodate the athletic activities of our student popu- 
ation, and we look forward to the dedication of the Abraham Marcus Playing 
Field this spring. This winter we are extending our activities io New York, where 
we expect to unfold the Brandels story to new friends of the University. The 
enthusiasm and vigor of our group is sure to spread across the count'-y, for we 
have the utmost confidence in our objective. 

It is the fervent desire of all of us connected 
with the organization to provide the opportunity 
for the complete development of the Individual 
student, not only on the Intellectual, cultural 
and social levels, but on the physical as well. 
Soundness of mind and body — achieved only 
through a well-rounded educational program — 
are the true characteristics of responsible, ma- 
ture citizens, able and willing to assume their 
duties In a democratic world. 

Brandels vs. Harvard 

Brandeis vs. West Point 


teaching the sciences 

by Dr. Robert A. Thornton 

Dr. Thornton, Lecturer in 
Physics at Brandeis, and 
former Professor of Physi- 
cal Sciences at the Univer- 
sity of Chicago, has suc- 
cessfully combined a career 
in the field of physics with 
a study of the techniques 
of teaching the sciences. 

The physical science component of the gen- 
eral education curriculum at Brandeis is being 
designed to accomplish two aims, namely, to 
provide a basic understanding of physical sci- 
ence in terms of its own activities, and to show 
its relations to other intellectual disciplines. 

The kinds of problems the physical scientist 
investigates, how he formulates them, and the 
methods and devices he uses to solve them form 
the core of the course. Emphasis is placed on 
the means of acquiring facts and the reasoning 
processes used in interpreting them. Our pri- 
mary concern is with these processes, which con- 
tain the conceptual and logical schemes of 
science, rather than with the memorization of 
an accepted body of information. The subject 
matter of physical science must, however, be 
mastered at some depth. 

Here the idea of teaching physical science as 
a neat package of information breaks down be- 
cause any discussion of the elements of scientific 
thinking and conceptualizing overflow into other 
areas of knowledge. For example, a discussion 
of the "operational definition", so much in 
vogue today in science, has little meaning unless 
the "process of definition". Including by con- 
trast other types of definitions. Is discussed. 
Again, the special uses of "explanation" in the 
physical sciences should be accompanied by a 
more general discussion of the process of ex- 
planation Itself. Such Intellectual excursions 
break down the false conceptual barriers sep- 
arating the various fields of learning. This Is the 
humanistic approach to science and, as such, 

helps the student Incorporate his sci- 
ence education Into his total, inte- 
grated personality. 

The construction of this human- 
istic science course compels us to 
consider the aims and purposes of a 
general education and the basis of 
selecting the material for the 
courses. The subject matter should 
be selected in order, first, to initiate 
the student into the overlapping 
mental disciplines of formal thinking, 
empirical inquiry, controlled hypoth- 
esis, and appreciation. In both the 
actual teaching situation and the life of the 
student these four disciplines occur simulta- 
neously and connectedly in various degrees. Since 
many different arrangements of subject matter 
are possible in terms of these disciplines, it is 
necessary to keep In mind a second principle 
of selection, that of choosing material to give 
the student perspective in his own strategic de- 
cisions; to provide insight Into current problems 
of social policy; to feel, through a ^ personal 
Interpretation, the importance of man's literary 
and artistic contributions; and to promote in- 
telligent living in the sort of universe which 
science is continually revealing to us and in- 
creasingly enabling us to adapt and control. 

In giving a flexible content to general educa- 
tion, these two principles of selection provide 
for the achievement of certain meaningful and 
defensible objectives, for example, the con- 
ception which the sciences give of the physical 
world today, the nature and functioning of living 
organisms, and the psychological processes that 
determine the behavior of men. 

This approach helps the student realize that 
theoretical knowledge is 
not opposed to applied 
knowledge, that his sci- 
ence education Is one of 
inter - relationships, that 
abstract thinking does not 
exclude concrete thinking, 
and that these activities 
cooperate in all mature 
persons and societies. 


the dimensions of a 

In December of last 
year Max Lerner, 
Brandeis Professor of 
American Civilization 
and Institutions, de- 
livered the feature 
address at the Sec- 
ond Annual Dinner 
of the Greater Bos- 
ton Brandeis Associ- 
ates to the 1100 peo- 
ple who assembled 
to participate. Mr. 
Lerner prepared this 
condensation of his 
address exclusively 
for the Review. 

by Dr. Max Lerner 

We who are trying our best to carry on the process 
of education are aware that we are doing so on the 
edge of an abyss. It is extremely difficult to be 
teaching young men and women at this time because, 
as we teach, we perceive the truth of H. G. Wells' 
remark that civilization is a race between education 
and catastrophe. 

Nevertheless, at Brandeis we have a sense of ex- 
citement in being able to build from the bottom up. 
Anatole France once said that a child born Into any 
society is born with a beard. Often that is the case 
in a university that has been made and finished for 
hundreds of years, but here we can shape things 
creatively according to our best thinking. 

Brandeis University has divided itself Into three schools: the School of Sci- 
ence, the School of Humanities and the School of Social Sciences, each of 
them corresponding to a portion of the effort that the world, and our country 
especially, has to make. It is the world of science that must give us the 
weapons with which to defend ourselves in the event of war. It is the world 
of the humanistic tradition for which we shall be fighting if we have to. It is 
the world of society, Including our own civilization and those of our potential 
allies and opponents, which we have to understand in all its intricacies. 

The sciences that we are cultivating must be used not to destroy, but to 
build and to enlarge the dimensions and graciousness of life. The society that 
we are studying must eventually become a world society, in which men re- 
discover that they are not enemies, that they can live together even while 
they differ. The humanistic tradition is something we must always renew 
and enrich. It must always be transcended by fresher appreciations of what 
men have wrought and thought and done, and by new creativeness. The 
responsibility of a university is to continue nurturing the competition of ideas, 
to keep open the channels of communication among scientists on every side 
of every boundary line, and among social thinkers in every civilization. 

Deeply implicit in the whole of American history have been certain life 
purposes, namely, freedom and equality and a career open to the talent and 
the dignity of the person. We intend to link the design of our university with 
those basic life purposes. But a number of accretions have overlaid them and 
have become, in a way, so important that they have almost displaced those 
life purposes. hHow shall I enumerate them: acquisitiveness, prestige, the 
concern not about what you are but of what others think of you, the worship 
of surface values, the cult of what William James once called in a rough Amer- 
ican phrase "the bitch goddess. Success." It is not the function of a university 
to minister to those purposes. 

Part of the difficulty with our society is that we have developed so magni- 
ficently our splendid, gleaming weapons of destruction without developing the 
knowledge of what we want to live by. R. H. Tawney, an Englishman, once 
wrote a book called "The Sickness of an Acquisitive Society." It has been 
suggested that Tawney's phrase might also be reversed to denote the acquisi- 
tiveness of a sick society, that people think In terms of power lust because of 


liberal education 

a deep sickness in world society as a whole 
today. As we lay out the design for a univer- 
sity, it is necessary for us to reaffirm the vitality 
of those goals in life which are beyond the heap- 
ing up of material things, to reassert that there 
is something to be done to heal this sick spirit, 
and to fill the vacuum of emotional emptiness. 

We at Brandels have activated our idea of a 
university with the heavy consciousness of the 
extent to which the basic business of democracy 
in America is still unfinished. Too many times 
the universities of America have asked the 
wrong questions of the young people, but we 
are trying to ask the right questions — "Who are 
you? What kind of person are you? What are 
you dreaming of? What is in your heart and 
what skills do you have? What skills can you 
develop? What passion is there in you for 
learning, what passion of heart and mind? Do 
you want to dedicate yourself to this?" 

Teaching students democracy means practic- 
ing democracy on the campus, in the student 
body, in the faculty. In that way we can have 
some Influence, not only on our own campus but 
in the rest of the country, as a focal center for 
the democratic idea In practice. 

In a university such as Brandels which Is 
oriented toward the students, the course of 
study ought to be directed toward understand- 
ing the human being as a growing organism, and 

the phases of that growth from its inception up 
to manhood and womanhood. We must try to 
understand what goes on in the minds of college 
students, not only In their studies, but also their 
daydreams, the deep frustrations, the sense of 
ambition, that wonderful Idealism which can be 
so deeply-rooted In young people, their tough- 
mlndedness and their sense of heroism when 
confronted with something difficult to achieve. 

What we need In the world today more than 
anything else Is the education of the heart. We 
must understand that the education of the ra- 
tional and the logical Is only one phase of edu- 
cating the whole student. The understanding 
of the non-rational and the irrational Is also es- 
sential. And it Is to that concept of education 
that Brandels dedicates Itself. 

Brandels University Is perhaps the only really 
strong and spontaneous Idea that has emerged 
out of our Jewish community of America since 
the heroism of the soldiers and settlers of Israel. 
It has captured the Imagination and the hearts 
of many people. It Is an Idea which needs only 
to be grasped in Its full Implications In order for 
us to see how deeply it reaches to the crisis 
of our time and the paths towards the solution 
of that crisis. 

Someone has said that nothing In the world 
compares with the power of an Idea whose hour 
has struck. All of us are enlisted in the collabora- 
tion on an Idea whose hour has struck. 



B-503 is an Impersona 
number. It designates one of 
the many dormitory rooms in 
the Castle where the majority of the 
women students live, and which has become 
the landmark of the University. But It is unique 
because, paradoxically enough, it typifies 
through its three occupants, the Brandeis pat- 
tern of successful communal living. This facet 
of college life, the mutually rewarding experi- 
ences drawn from diversified regions, nation- 
alities, backgrounds and interests, is rarely 
brought so sharply into focus as it is in 
Castle B-503. 

Tamar Soloff, '52, Theresa Danley (Terrey 
to her classmates) and Lois Spiro, both '53, are 
the three girls who share the room on the fifth 
floor in one of the towers of the Castle. Within 
the suspended ceiling and stucco walls, which 
still recall the room's conversion from a medi- 
cal laboratory, are enclosed the beds, the 
dressers, desks and metal wardrobes of the 
three students. 

In this setting has evolved one of the campus' 
most marked instances of harmonious living. 
Lois and Terrey, who roomed together last 
year, and Tamar, who is a transfer student, 
tacitly demonstrate that they have learned to 
accept the responsibilities and duties of com- 
munity life, and to contribute towards the wel- 
fare and happiness of the group. They have In 
fact learned to live together and like It. 

Tamar had her first two years of college 
education at the University of Maryland. hHer 
home is In Baltimore where her father, a Rabbi, 
is Director of the Reform Jewish Educational 
Board. Tamar has lived In many cities because 
her father's occupation has taken the Soloffs 
throughout the country. An English major hop- 



Hflgjl^^^^^ Ing to find a career in wrlt- 

V ^^^El^^ '"^9' Tamar was attracted to 

I ^P^^ Brandeis because of Its small size 
and the opportunities of Its ideal faculty- 
student relationship. 

Terrey Is a sociable, lively sophomore. She 
Is a Negro, daughter of a government official 
In the Labor Department and hails from Wash- 
ington, D.C. In Woodstock, Vt., where she 
attended a private school, she first became in- 
terested In Brandeis. With an excellent record 
behind her, she was readily admitted to the 
University, where she has still to decide on 
her major field of concentration. 

Lois Is the first recipient of the Mayper 
Award at Brandeis for her outstanding contri- 
bution in promoting inter-faith understanding 
and Is the active and energetic president of the 
Newman Club, an inter-campus organization of 
Catholic students. Lois attended high school 
In Falmouth, Mass., where she was awarded a 
scholarship for her achievements. At Brandeis 
she Is earnestly at work on her time-consuming 
major, biology, spending most of her afternoons 
In lab sessions, hier fifteen-hour-a-week job in 
the Registrar's office will supplement her schol- 
arship In seeing her through college. 

These diverse strands of backgrounds have 
been woven Into a fabric of accord in Room 
B-503. hiere in typical college fashion the girls 
find sympathetic ears awaiting their problems, 
however simple or complicated they may be. 
Like a closely-knit family group, their unity Is 
strengthened by sharing both their pleasures 
and complaints, gripes and good times, and 
their differing viewpoints on the deeper ques- 
tions of truth and life. 

In B-503 Lois, Terrey and Tamar often discuss 
religion. Each has found that she has come 


of castle B-503 

by Ina Curelop 

Theresa Danley, 

to know more about her own religion through con- 
tact with the others, and the experience has been 
a rich and broadening one for all of thenn. 

Lois, for instance, has been asked questions that 
have been difficult to answer because her religion 
has always been a sanction which never needed 
explaining to others. Before coming to Brandels 
she had never associated with Jewish people, and 
only a little with Protestants. She was afraid 
to enroll in the University but her parents con- 
vinced her that a good, small school would suit 
her. During her first few months at Brandeis she 
was extremely self-conscious, but soon found that 

religious beliefs, as Intensely meaningful as they are to the individual, need 
not be the only frame of reference In forming the solid foundation for 
lasting friendships. 

Tamar, who was anxious to test her Ideas of liberality and Inter-racial un- 
derstanding, transferred from the University of Maryland and found, through 
Brandels campus life, that she can live with others of varying backgrounds 
and respect their ideas. A highly adaptable girl, she easily integrated into 
Brandels life. She Is an honor student and an active member of the hiebrew, 
hflllel, Outing and Drama Clubs. 

Terrey had always been the only Negro in the schools which she attended. 
Before coming to Brandels she had never had the opportunity to learn about 
Jews as a group, but because she is so interested In people as individuals, she 
has learned much, and has had little difficulty in 
getting along. This year she was elected one of 
two representatives on the Castle hHouse Council. 

Though the three sleep, study and relax In the 
same room, each finds no conflict in her personal 
program with that of the other two. With such 
varied courses of study, moreover, it is not un- 
usual to drop in on an evening and find one girl 
sleeping, a second typing, and the third at work 
on her laundry. Their amiably planned schedule 
allows for adequate privacy for each individual in 
an atmosphere of conviviality. A little considera- 
tion goes a long way, they all assert, in maintain- 
ing accord and understanding. 

Tamar Soloff, '52 

Lois Spiro, '53 


Morris S. Sh 


by C. Ruggles Smith 

Director of Adm'iss'ioni 

Brandels University's quo+a-free admissions policy is 
dedicated to the eradication of the economic discrimina- 
tion which so often bars worthy young men and women from 
the opportunities of higher education. In a recent report submit- 
ted to his fellow-members of the Board of Trustees, Morris S. Shapiro, Chair- 
man of the Board's Committee on Scholarships and Aid, announced that 
Brandeis this year has awarded more than 150 scholarships or other forms of 
financial aid. Sixty-seven members of the third freshman class are recipients of 
these scholarships for the current academic year and at least half of the sopho- 
mores and juniors receiving financial aid are on the Dean's List. 

At present close to one-third of the total student body is receiving scholar- 
ship, loan or student employment assistance. Older and more liberally endowed 
universities such as Wellesley and Harvard maintain 35% and 42%, respec- 
tively, of their student bodies on scholarship or other forms of financial 
assistance. The Brandeis student aid program approximates those of longer- 
established colleges, though, unlike other Institutions, the Brandeis scholarship 
needs continue to increase in proportion to the expansion of the student body. 

The 150 scholarship funds have come from Individuals and groups through- 
out the country, for example, the Justice Cardozo Scholarship Fund for a 
gifted student from New York City; the B. M. Goldberger Scholarship for a 
student from hHollywood, Fla.; and the Sam Abraham Memorial Scholarship for 
a Memphis student. Other funds benefit students of a particular category: the 
Sidney hHIIIman Scholarship for those "interested in world peace, Improved race 
relations and a strengthened labor movement"; the Gottfried and Doris Bern- 
stein Scholarship for a blind student; the Elson Alumnae Club Scholarship for a 
musically talented student. The largest single fund is the Joseph and Lottie 
Rabinovltz Scholarship Endowment Fund established in 1949 to provide two 
full tuition scholarships yearly. 

The advent of each new class has multiplied the 
cost of financial aid until it has now reached a total 
of over $90,000 for an enrollment of 470. Whether 
the Committee on Admissions will be able to con- 
tinue to disregard the economic status of appli- 
cants, looking only to the merit of the individual, is 
now wholly dependent on the receipt by the Uni- 
versity of substantial additional funds for scholar- 
ships. The generosity of benefactors is enabling 
many qualified students to receive the education 
that one day will be repaid by service to the com- 
munity and nation. To sustain its idealistic admis- ^^^^^^^^^^ 

slons policy, Brandeis must rely on the charitable JH^^I^^^^L^C. 

selflessness of donors throughout the nation. c. Ruggles Smith 



The Friends of the School of Music is sponsoring a series 
of six concerts on +he cannpus. Irving Fine and Erwin Bodky 
of the Brandeis Music Faculty will perform in three of the 
concerts and guest artists are Zvi Zeitlen, Israeli violinist, 
Paul Matthen, bass-baritone, Alfred Krips, violin and 

Samuel Mayes, cello. Recitals by Herman Godess, pianist, 
and Norma Farber, soprano, have already taken place. 

Justice Felix Frankfurter delivered the first Annual Louis 

Dembitz Brandeis Lecture on February 14 at the University on 

"How the Supreme Court decides cases: disclosure of the familiar". 

Among the prominent personalities who have visited the Brandeis 

campus recently were Mrs. Pierre Monteux, wife of the eminent 

conductor of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. 

Meyer Jaffe, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Building Committee, 

announces that two women's dormitories and a student center 

building will go under construction In the spring and 

will be readied for the 1951-52 academic year. This 

next phase of the building program Is estimated to cost $800,000. 

Marie Syrkin and Merrill Peterson, of the Brandeis faculty, 
were guests of radio station WCRB in Waltham in a round-table 

broadcast concerning the current Korean situation. Faculty members 
from M.I.T. and Boston University also participated. 

A 35mm. film strip on Brandeis, comprised of 65 photos depicting 

all phases of the University, has been prepared under the 

auspices of the National Women's Committee and is available 

to groups who wish to show it. The film is 

accompanied by a recorded commentary. 

Jan Peerce, famed operatic tenor, whose home is In New Rochelle, 
New York, has become a member of the New York 
Chapter of the Brandeis University Associates. 

Through the facilities of the American Broadcasting Company, 

Brandeis students competed in an international quiz contest 
with students from Bangor University in Wales, England, 
via short wave, on February 26. 

intirg Co., Boston 


President of the University 

Honorary Chairman of the Board of Fellows 

Chairman of the Board of Fellows 

The Board of Trustees 


President of the National Women's Committee 

National Chairman of the Brandeis Associates 


Chairman of the Friends of The School of Music 

Chairman of the Brandeis University Athletic Association 


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:*• r. 

As George Alpert, President 
of the Brandeis Board of 
Trustees, looks on, Massachu- 
setts Governor Paul A. Dever 
signs the Brandeis Charter 
Amendment Bill broadening 
the University's degree-grant- 
ing powers and removing 
restrictions on holding assets. 
(Story, page 2) 







The 1000th iiit-iiibi-r of the Boston 
Chapter is l^ou Periiii, building ron- 
Iractor and owner of the Boston 
Braves, who «as made an honorary 
member in recognition of his out- 
standing efforts on behalf of Brandeis. 
Mr. Perini is President of B. Perini & 
Sons, Inc., General Contractors. 
Enrollment in the Greater Boston 
Chapter of the Brandeis llniversity 
Associates has exceeded 1000 fulfill- 
ing the Chapter's membership goal. 

Charter Amendment Lifts Restriction on Assets 

The right to confer both graduate and 
undergraduate degrees was granted to 
Brandeis University last month by the 
Massachusetts State Legislature when 
Paul A. Dever, Governor of the Conunon- 
wealth. affixed his signature to a bill 
amending the Ihiiversity Charter. 

Before Gov. Dever signed the hill. 
Brandeis was able to grant only the 
degrees of bachelor of arts, bachelor of 
science, and medical and dental degrees. 


Louis Emerman Htitl, 
one of the men's resi- 
lience halls iihich form 
ihe Soar in en-designed 
Hidgewnod Quadrangle, 
is named in honor of the 
late Louis Emerman oj 
(Jiicago, u'hose family 
provided the funds for 
its construction. 


The estate of the late Morris Polivnick, 
in accordance with the terms of his will, 
has set aside $10,000 for the establish- 
ment of a scholarship trust fund at Bran- 
deis, it was announced by Morris S. 
Shapiro, Chairman of the Board Commit- 
tee on Scholarships and Aid. Morris 
Polivnick, Brooklyn builder and real 
estate man. died last year. 

Mr. Polivnick was a veteran of World 
War II and well known as a philanthro- 
pist among educational institutions and 
Jewish charitable groups in this country 
and in Israel, where he visited in 1949. 
He had developed through his travels an 
intimate knowledge of this country, 
Europe and Israel. 

Mr. Polivnick died on May 31 of last 
year leaving his widow and two young 
daughters. His father, two brothers and 
a sister also survive him. 

The family of Louis Emerman, late 
Chicago businessman. has donated 
$50,000 to underwrite one of the recently 
completed residences in Ridgewood Quad- 
rangle. To be named Louis Emerman 
Hall, the dormitory is among the first of 
the I'niversity's Master Plan buildings, 
designed by Saarinen, Saarinen and Asso- 
ciates, to be erected. 

Mr. Emerman served in the LI. S. Army 
during World War 1 and during the 
second World War he produced Oerlikon 
gun mounts for the Army. He devoted 
much of his time and efforts to helping 
young business firms become established. 
He was founder of the Emerman Machin- 
ery Corporation of Chicago and at the 
time of his death was Chairman of the 
Boards of the Unit Crane and Shovel 
Company and of the Davis and Thompson 
Company of Milwaukee. 

Funds for the construction of Louis 
Emerman Hall were the gift of Mrs. L. E. 
Emerman ; the Emermans" daughters Mrs. 
Perry Cohen and Mrs. Saul S. Sherman; 
and the Emerman family. 

The Charter amendment empowering 
Brandeis to confer all further degrees con- 
sistent with the educational purposes of 
the University was hailed by George 
Alpert. President of the Board, as "a 
great step forward for the LIniversitv. 

Another limitation removed by the 
amendment was the $5,000,000 ceiling on 
assets which Brandeis is authorized to 
hold. With the lifting of the restriction, 
Brandeis is enabled to accept large gifts 
for expanding the University's educa- 
tional resources. 

In connection with the expanded degree- 
granting powers, the development of 
graduate and professional schools at 
Brandeis will be explored by a committee 
appointed by the Board. L'niversit) 
officials indicated that Brandeis is con- 
sidering launching a graduate School of 
Arts and Sciences in '52-'53 leading to 
the master of arts and doctor of philos- 
ophy degrees. Brandeis will graduate its 
first class in 1952. 

Other educational areas on the gradu- 
ate level which the Board is expected to 
analyze are education, law, business and 
public adininistration, social work, and 
the creative arts. 

The action by the State Legislature and 
Gov. Dever came as a climax to the Uni- 
versity's first three years. Other notable 
developments have been the growth of 
the campus from 100 to 160 acres, the 
expansion from 8 to 14 major buildings, 
and the increase of the faculty and 
student bodies. 


The National Women's Committee and 
the Brandeis Associates gained more 
affiliates recently when new chapters were 
formed in New Orleans. La. Meetings in 
the Delta City were the culmination of 
organizational activity which took place 
over a period of several months. 

Elected to head the New Orleans men's 
group was Harry J. Blumenthal. Other 
members include Dr. Samuel Carlin, 
Moise Dennery, Frank Friedler, Shepard 
Latter, Leo Mervis, Harold S. Mayer, 
Harry Nowalsky and Simon K. Marx. 

Mrs. Leo Mervis was elected President 
of the New Orleans Chapter of the Wo- 
men's Committee. Assisting her will be 
Mrs. Sidney Rudman, Secretary; Mrs. 
Leon Rittenberg, Treasurer; and Mrs. 
Paul Getzoff, Membership Chairman. 


VOL. I. NO. 

APRIL. 1951 

Official Publication of Brandeis University published 12 times a year (published twice in June and December, not published in January and 
March) at Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham 54, Mass. Entered as second class matter at the Post Office at Boston, Mass. 


ikiTrigan, '54, pins a shtimrocf,- on Richard 
k'.ollins. '54. at the St. Patrick's Day Dance on 
iMarcli 17. The .Mewman Club, a student organi- 
iziition of Catholic stuilenis, sponsored the dance 
\nliich was open to all students. 


The initial portion of the extensive and 
valued stamp collection of Joseph B. 
Abrams. prominent Boston attorney and 
well-known conmiunitv leader, has been 
turned over to Brandeis Universitv. 

Comprising nearly 30 complete albums, 
the collection contains several Civil War 
items, one of which is valued at SK'OO. 
Mr. Abrams. in presenting this portion of 
his collection, explained that he considers 
the gift of his philatelic material the most 
valuable contribution which he could 
make to Brandeis. 

During the next five \ears, Mr. Abrams 
intends to turn over to the University his 
entire collection, valued at an estimated 
.fl5.U(J0. To be used for display and re- 
search purposes, the collection may later 
be sold by the Universitv and converted 
into the Joseph B. Abrams and Anna T. 
Abrams Scholarship Fund. 

A stamp collector for more than 20 
years. Mr. Abrams numbers some 100 
albums in his extensive collection. 
Largely devoted to Americana, and espe- 
cialK the Civil War period, the collection 
will prove valuable as source material 
for students of the period. 



Th«' ISraiifleis I'niversitv Student 
Christiun A-isoriation has taken it^i 
place on campus alongside the llillel 
and Newman Olubs, organized for 
Jewish and Catholic students, re- 
spectively. Officers of the newly- 
formed Protestant group are Jean 
Mecham, Keene, N. H., President; 
Richard Smith, Wellesley, Mass., 
Vice President; Cora Grouse, Dix- 
field. Me., Secretary ; and Esther 
l.arkin, Chatham, Mass.. Treasurer. 


Three hundred of the country's top 
leaders in the beverage industry met at 
the Hotel Pierre on Januarv 16 and voted 
unanimousl) to establish a permanent 
chapter of the Brandeis Lniversity Asso- 
ciates. The group contributed S7o.000 in 
Associates memberships and special gifts. 
and pledged the enrollment of at least 
1,000 new members through the industry 
before the end of the year. Joshua H. 
Gollin of Schenley's made a stirring 
appeal which resulted in the pledge. 

One of the highlights of the affair, the 
first major event conducted by a trade 
division in New York City, was the 
announcement of a special meeting on 
April 17 of leaders in the industrv to 
create a scholarship in memory of the late 
Major Jack Kriendler. IISMC. co-founder 
of the famed "Club 21." Proposal for the 
memorial scholarship fund was made by 
Major Kriendler s former business asso- 
ciate. Charles "Jerry" Berns. and Major 
Pete Barron. USMC. All were members 
of the same high school fraternity. 

Another high point of the meeting was 
the presentation of a .S1200 check by 
Julius Schepps. Dallas. Tex.. President of 
National Wholesalers, for the enrollment 
in the Associates of 12 members of his 
family including grandchildren and great- 

Featured speakers at the unprecedented 
meeting were George Alpert. President of 
the Board of Trustees, and President 
Abrani L. Sachar. Other speakers were 
Joseph M. Linsey, Chairman of the 
Brandeis Athletic Association: Benny 
Friedman, Director of Athletics; and 
Morris S. Shapiro, Chairman of the 
Boards Committee on .Scholarships and 
Aid. Tubie Resnik. executive vice presi- 
dent of Calvert's, presided. 

The committee in charge of the meet- 
ing unanimously elected Harold L. 
"Sonny" Renfield of the Renfield Import- 
ers, Ltd., as the permanent chairman of 

the Brandeis Universit) Associates for 
the beverage industry. In his acceptance 
address Mr. Renfield paid tribute to the 
leadership of Mr. Linsey and emphasized 
that the entire beverage industry will 
support the University in all its endeavors 
and especially in the Associates program. 
The affair was under the co-chairman- 
ship of Morris C. Alprin, Counsel of the 
Greater New York Wholesale Liquor 
Association; Charles A. Berns of 21 
Brands; Victor A. Fischel of Seagram's: 
John L. Leban, Schenley's; Jerome W. 
Picker, From & Sichel; Sonny Renfield: 
Tubie Resnik; and Hiram Srenco of 
Erin Wine and Liquor Shop. 


The endowment 
of the Samuel Ru- 
bin Chair in An- 
thropology, named 
for the donor, Sam- 
uel Rubin of New 
York City, has been 
aiuiounced b) Presi- 
dent Abram L. 
Sachar. The crea- 
tion of the Rubin Chair, the fifth to lie 
established at the Lhiiversity. enables 
Brandeis to expand its curriculum on a 
permanent basis in the social studies. 

Mr. Rubin is the President of Faberge. 
the New \ ork perfume firm, and is a 
widely known philanthropist. He is one 
of the original founders of the New York 
University Bellevue Medical Center, 
served as cosmetic industrx chairman of 
the March of Dimes (.am|)ai'zn for several 
vears. and has held a similar post for the 
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies 
Appeal. He has provided ijenerous sup- 
port for Sydenhani Hospital, and for the 
Institute for Research in Psychotherapy. 


Samiii-l Hahin 


•^m. -_. 

.AT THE FIRST As^.MJAL DINNER of the Neiv York Men's Apparel and Allied Trades on helndi 
of the Linicersily. 200 men were present. Left to right are Ralph M. Shall. Chairman of the Murcli /i 
affair; Ma.x Lerner. I'nijessor of American (Virilization, gues! speaker; Isidore S. hnmcrnuiii. 
Brandeis Lniversity Chairman for retailers: and If. I'. Cuhen. Hnindeis tdrisiir for nuniiiituinrers. 



Three new nieiii- 
iiers have joined the 
Brandeis University 
faculty for the sec- 
ond semester of 
19 10-51. 
^^fc__y '-'^^ Strasberg. 

Hj^J ^H^^ ""^ ^^ Broadway's 
^Km ^^HW^ leading stage direc- 

Lce .Snasberg ^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ 

named Visiting Lecturer in Theatre Arts. 
Mr. Strasberg is offering a course this 
spring in "Introduction to Theatre Tech- 
nique." Two courses in Drama are 
currently being offered at the Universit> 
and a field of concentration in the theatre 
for next year is planned. 

A co-founder of the Group Theatre, Mr. 
Strasberg has staged such productions as 
"Men in White". "All the Living". 
"R.L.R.". "The Big Knife", and the recent 
Broadway success "Countr) Girl. Known 
for his brilliant innovations of stage tech- 
nique, he is the editor of the qiiarterh. 
Film, and a contrib- 
utor to theatrical 
publications. Last 
fall he was a guest 
lecturer in the "Sur- 
vey of the American 
Theatre" Course of- 
fered by the Univer- 
sity's Institute of 
Adult Education. 

The University's first course in Russian 
is being conducted by John Codman 
Fiske. The concentrated course offers 
Brandeis students intensive instruction in 
the Russian language. Mr. Fiske is a 
graduate of Harvard University, where he 
earned his A.B.. and Colundsia I niversity. 
where he received his Masters degree. 

Mr. Fiske has held a fellowship at the 
Russian Research Center at Harvard since 
194o and is currently doing research there 
on Soviet Criticism. He is also a member 
of the Visiting Conmiittee on Modern 
Languages and Literature at Coe College 
in Cedar Rapids. Iowa, where he was an 
instructor in the French. Spanish. Latin 

John C. FisKe 

and Russian lan- 
guage from 1941 to 

Harry Zohn also 
joins the faculty to 
teach German lan- 
guage and liter- 
ature. He is co- 
editor of the recent- 
ly published "Wie 

sie es Sehen " and is currenth translating 
some of the works of Stefan Zweig. 
Continuing his teaching of advanced Ger- 
man at Harvard, he devotes himself to 
a more enlightened understanding of 
German literature and culture. 


The rapid rise of 
Brandeis L niversity 
to its present status 
is due in no small 
measure to the dili- 
gent and unceasing 
efforts of its devoted 
friends in every com- 
munity throughout 
the country. Typical 
of these loyal pioneers is Morton Wein- 
ress. spearhead of the Chicago Chapter of 
the Brandeis Associates. 

A busv executive and mendier of the 
Stock Exchange. Mr. Weinress has been 
identified with many Jewish and com- 
unal activities for over a quarter of a 
century. In 19.50 he served as an overall 
Associated Chairman in charge of Invest- 
ment and Securities Division. Finance 
Division and Banks Division of the 
Combined Jewish Appeal. 

The ke\ organizer and presiding officer 
of the recent Chicago meeting at which 
200 communit\ leaders assembled and 
pledged $163.600, Mr. Weinress is now 
devoting his efforts toward putting the 
Chicago Chapter on a firm and ])ermanent 

Mnrh'ii It cinres.s 

ILY of Springfield, Moss., 
has established two sec- 
tions in the Brandeis 
Library to pay tribute to 
jriends. Left to right are 
Arthur J. Ehrlich, his 
lather. Judge Harry Ehr- 
lich. and his uncle. 
Robert Ehrlich. 


National Women's Committee 

A permanent constitution was adopted by 
the Baltimore Chapter at its first annual 
meeting held in January at the Phoenix 
Club. Dr. Ludwig Lewisohn was the 
guest speaker. Officers elected include | 
Mrs. I. E. Rosenbloom. President: Mrs. 
1. B. Terrell. Vice President: Mrs. Paul 
Cordish. Recording .Secretary: Mrs. 
Fabian H. Kolker. Corresponding Sec- 
retary: Mrs. Abraham Mahr. and Mrs. 
Kennard Yaffe. Financial Secretaries: and 
Mrs. Michael Offit. Treasurer. 

At its charter inenibership meeting in 
December, the Queens, N. Y., Chapter 
enrolled 100 new members. Officers 
Pro Tem of the newl.v-organized Chap- 
ter are Mrs. Irving Kahn, Chairman; 
Mrs. Ted Ricken, Co-Chairnian ; Mrs. 
IVathan Seltzer, Treasurer; Mrs. Wil- 
liam Adelman, Secretary; Mrs. Her- 
bert Wartel, Secretary; Mrs. Seymour 
Karger, Publicity; and Mrs. Leo Brown, 
Program Chairman. 

Brandeis Director of Student Personnel 
Clharles Duhig was guest speaker at the 
inendjership tea in .January of the New 
Bedford. Mass.. Chapter. The enrollment 
of 50 new members was announced. Re- 
cently elected officers are Mrs. Harry 
Zeitz. President; Mrs. Joseph Jaslow, 
Vice President and Membership Chair- 
man; Mrs. Leon Cooperstein, Vice Chair- 
man; Mrs. Jacob Genesky. Secretarv; and 
Mrs. Harry Silverman. Treasurer. 

Among new chapters to join the 
National Women's Committee are the 
following: Larchmont, N. Y., Mrs. Ray- 
mond W. Ehrenberg, Chairman Pro 
Tem ; Essex County, N. J., Mrs. Louis 
E. Frankel and Mrs. Joachim Prinz, 
Chairmen Pro Tem; New London, 
Conn., Mrs. Isser Gruskin, President 
Pro Tem; Lexington, Ky., Mrs. Milton 
Baer, Chairman Pro Tem; and Haver- 
hill, Mass., Mrs. Abraham Margolis 
Chairman Pro Tem. 

Board President George Alpert discussed 
the latest developments of the LIniversity 
at a meeting of Canton. O.. women on 
P'ebruar) 12. Canton Chapter Head Mrs. 
Paul Heller presided at the luncheon. 
Mrs. Ernest H. Cohen was chairman of 
the meeting. 

The Worcester, Mass., Chapter's mem- 
bership campaign, under the chairman- 
ship of Mrs. Edward Budnilz, Mrs. 
David Gorman, and Mrs. David L. 
Michelson was highlighted by a local 
radio interview with Mrs. Joseph Gold- 
berg, President. The December cam- 
paign added over 100 new members to 
the Chapter. 

Among Chapters which were organized 
less than a year ago and which have been 
increasing their membership figures rap- 
idly is Detroit, which now has nearly 
1,000 members. President of the Detroit 
Chapter is Mrs. Oscar Zemon. 




Kurt mill Hoitnit.te SchiiritziT 

A teaching fellowship in American 
Civilization has been underwritten by 
Kurt and Hortense Schweitzer of Okla- 
loma City, Okla.. it has been announced 
3y President Abrani L. Sachar. 

Mr. Schweitzer is Vice President and 
General Manager of the Folding Carrier 
Corporation in Oklahoma City. He came 
o this country in 1926 to establish a 
permanent home and launch a business 
areer. He is active in the fields of in- 
vestment, realty and oil production. Mrs. 
Schweitzer, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Leon Kahn. is Vice President of the Sis- 
terhood of Temple B'Nai Israel in Okla- 
homa City. 

The Schweitzer Fellowship is one of 

number of grants which have been 
established to enable gifted graduate stu- 
dents to continue their specialized studies 
and at the same time provide capable 
instructors in the undergraduate school. 


iirtive in the affairs of 
the one-year-old Chapter 
are. left to right. Mrs. 
George W. Rosenthal . 
Mrs. Dana N. Cohen, 
and Mrs. Philip Meyers, 
Founder and President 
of the Chapter. 


Miss Fanny Golclslrin, West End 
Branch Librarian of the Boston Pul>- 
lic Library and a member of the 
National Board of the Women's 
Committee, was recently awarded a 
citation by the City of Boston for 
her ''outstanding contributions to 
the public service." Singled out as 
"the Library lady of the year," Miss 
Goldstein was one of six municipal 
employees to receive public tribute 
for her work and interest in better- 
ing the social and civic welfare of 
the citv. 



Contributions to the I'uiversity total- 
ling almost $10,000 and a doubled mem- 
bership have been announced bv the Cin- 
cinnati Chapter of the Women's Commit- 
tee which now tmmbers 635 Annual and 
74 Life members. 

The stimulus to the young chapter's 
growth was given by President Abram L. 
Sachar when he addressed a membership 
drive luncheon in Cincinnati last fall. On 
January 26. Mrs. Harry L. Michaels, Na- 
tional President of the Women's Commit- 
tee, was guest speaker at a Life Member- 
ship luncheon. 

Officers of the Chapter are Mrs. Philip 
Meyers. President; Mrs. Edward Kuhn. 
Vice President: Mrs. Howard UUman. 
Treasurer: Mrs. Sol Luckman and Mrs. 
Ben Bernstein. Secretaries: Mrs. Robert 
Goldman. Membership Chairman: Mrs. 
J. J. Smith. Jr.. Publicity: and Mrs. 
Edward Kuhn, Book Fund. 

An impressive record of membership 
figures has been reached by the St. Louis 
Chapter of the National Women's Com- 
mittee which has enrolled 96.5 members, 
including 65 Life Members. Announce- 
ment of the membership figures was made 
at the Second Annual Meeting of the 
group by Mrs. Morris M. Sachar. St. 
Louis Chapter President. 

Further announcements disclosed that 
more than $11,000 had been transmitted 
to the National organization for the 
University. Of this amount $10,000 was 
comprised of dues and the remainder of 
Book Fund contributions. Guest speaker 
at the annual affair was President Abram 
L. Sachar. 

St. Louis Chapter officers elected at the 
meeting include the following: Mrs. 
Morris M. Sachar, President : Mrs. Sam 
("ohen, Mrs. Samuel F'leischman. and Mrs. 
Max C. Jackman. Vice Presidents: Mrs. 
Maurice Schweitzer. Financial Secretary; 
Mrs. Joseph Oxenhandler, Recording Sec- 
retary: Mrs. Sidney Strauss. Correspond- 
ing Secretary; Mrs. Oscar Brand. Treas- 
urer: Mrs. Harry E. Lieberman. Book 
Fund Chairman: Mrs. Alviii Barnett. 
Hospitality Chairman. 

I'RE.^IOEM OF THF: BO I HI) George Alpert, second jrom right, visited the If est luslaiuiuh 
and was honored at a San Francisco luncheon on March 9 sponsored hy Benjamin H. Suig, left. 
If ith Mr. Sicig and Mr. Ilpcrl are Miss Lnlie Goldstein oj .San Francisco nho recently endowed the 
Alexander Goldstein Teaching Felhmship in the Social Sciences at the ( niversity in honor oj her 
late hrother. anil lilolph I llman. liuslon. Chairman oi the Creative Arts Center Committee. 






The James Heii- 
r\ Yalem Chair in 
Economics has been 
established at Bran- 
d e i s through the 
beneficence of Mr. 
and Mrs. Charles 
Yalem of Clayton. 
Mo., who presented 
a gift to the Uni- 
memory of their late son. 
Yalem is President of the Aetna 
Finance Company, a member of the 
Board and Director of the Jewish Federa- 
tion of St. Louis, the Shaare Emeth Con- 
gregation, and of the Children's Research 
Foundation. Mrs. Yalem. niece of the 
Detroit philanthropist and civic leader 
David Brown, is also active in local 
philanthropic and cultural endeavors. 

James Henry Yalem. for whom the 
new Economics Chair is named, was a 
graduate of Culver Military Academy and 
enlisted in the Air Force in 1943. He 
lost his life during a training program in 
1944 at the age of 20. He is survived by 
his parents, his brother. Richard Lewis, 
and his sister. Carolyn Jane Kutten. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Yalem 


In its first campaign to enlist support 
for Brandeis. the Chattanooga. Tenn., 
community sponsored a dinner recently 
at which Trustees President George Al- 
pert was the featured speaker. Presiding 
at the meeting were Harr\ Miller and 
Manuel Russ. co-chairmen of the Chatta- 
nooga Chapter of the Brandeis Associates. 

Mr. Miller has recently re-entered the 
business world after 12 years of retire- 
ment in which he devoted himself to 
community service exclusively. Mr. Russ. 
a prominent businessman, is also highly 
esteemed among Chattanoogans for his 
long record of public-spirited service. 

Harold Cohn, Detroit artist, has given 
one of his paintings, "Wind and 
Sand", to the L'niversitv. The winner 
of six prizes at the Detroit Institute 
of Art, Mr. Cohn is represented in 
the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 
the Detroit Museum, and private 
collections in Detroit. 


Composer Aaron Copland and musi- 
cologist Alfred Einstein have accepted ap- 
pointments to the Educational Policies 
Advisory Committee on Music, President 
Abram L. Sachar has announced. Mr. 
Copland, well known for his concert, 
film and ballet theatre scores, was a guest 
lecturer at the Institute of Adult Educa- 
tion last fall. He is Director of the Kous- 
sevitzk\ Music Foundation, the Edward 
MacDowell Association, and a member of 
the League of Composers. Last month he 
was appointed to the Charles Elliot Norton 
Chair in Poetry at Harvard. 

Dr. Einstein, music historian, author 
and critic, has been on the Smith College 
nmsic faculty since 1931. He is a mem- 
ber ol the American Musicological SocietN 
and of the Music Library Association. 

Mr. Copland and Dr. Einstein join 
Leonard Bernstein on the committee which 
is headed by Dr. Serge Koussevitzky. Con- 
ductor Emeritus of the Boston Symphony 
Orchestra and Director of the Berkshire 
Music Festival. 

^lllld^ pro\iding for the ereali«»ii 
of the Rose Schlow Annual Av»ard 
have been donated by Mr. and Mrs. 
Charles Schlow of Stale College, Pa., 
and Mrs. A. Leopold of Philadelphia. 
The award is in memory of the late 
Mrs. Rose Schlow, mother of Mr. 
.Schlow and Mrs. Leopold. 

To be preseiil4'fl at the Annual 
Convocation Exercises in June, the 
awaril will be gi\eii to a student out- 
standing for his good citizenship and 
contributions to the welfare of the 
student body. A faculty committee 
will be designated to screen the 
award candidates. 

GUEST SPEAKER at the Queens, N. Y ., 
Women's Committee Chapter meeting was Dr. 
Luduig Lewisohn, Professor of Comparative 
Literature. He is shown with Mrs. Irring Kahn, 
President of the Chapter. 


(Capitalizing on the prominence and 
athletic prowess of their guest, Head 
Coach Benny Friedman, the active and 
growing Atlanta Chapter of the Women's 
Conmiittee last month received consider- 
able attention in the community with 
their annual meeting on January 29. 

Close to 200 women attended the des- 
sert tea meeting, and a number of Atlanta 
high school athletes were also on hand 
to hear Coach Friedman talk about the 
Brandeis sports program. Decorations 
which were arranged by Mrs. David L. 
Slann. Board Member, featured miniature 
footballs and goal posts on all tables. 

Highlighting the meeting was the re- 
election of Mrs. Sidney Q. Janus as Presi- 
dent. Vice Presidents in charge of mem- 
bership Mrs. Harold Marcus and Mrs. 
Louis Smith ex])ressed the hope that total 
chapter membership would increase to 
1.000. Mrs. Joseph Pintchuk. Treasurer, 
reported that the Chapter s contribution to 
the National organization had reached 
almost .SIO.OOO. 

ROLLME.\T in the local 
If' omen 's Committee 
Chapter has soared to 
5.iiS members, including 
h3 Life Members, it was 
announced at the Char- 
ter Membership Meeting 
on January 26. Left to 
right are the Chapter's 
officers: (front) Mrs. 
Theodore Schlonsky . 
Membership; Mrs. II- 
jred Kobacker. Presidrnl 
and .'\ational Boa id 
Member; (rear) Mrs. 
Harry Kollus and Mrs. 
Louis .Mark, Board .Mem- 
bers; and Mrs. Herbert 
Fenburr. I ice Chnirmirn 
of the Book Fund. 




More than 150 community leaders of 
Pittsburgh, Pa., gathered at the Schenley 
Hotel recently at an Associates dinner 
and heard the Brandeis concept outlined 
and interpreted. Pittsburgh Committee 
Chairman Leonard Krieger who presided 
at the meeting announced that $34,000 
was pledged, bringing the community's 
total pledges to Brandeis close to $70,000. 

Among the speakers at the meeting was 
Dr. Solomon Freehof who has donated a 
library of Judaica and philosophy to the 
Brandeis Library. The collection con- 
tains many volumes now out of print and 
others printed in Europe. Dr. Freehof 
is Rabbi at Rodef Shalom Temple. 


FLANS for Bran- 
deis University Fops 
Night are, left to 
right, Sidney L. 
K are. Program 
Committee Chair- 
man of the Greater 
Boston Chapter of 
the Brandeis Asso- 
ciates ; Hyman Co- 
hen. Chapter Presi- 
dent; Mark If^er- 
man. Chairman of 
the Frientls of the 
School of Music: 
and H. Leon Shar- 
mat. mem her of the 
Steering Committee 
of the Boston Asso- 


The establishment by the Charles Hay- 
den Foundation of ten scholarship grants 



Proceeds of the Annual liall of 
the New York Graduate Association 
of Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority were 
presented to Brandeis University to 
be used for its Student Counselling 

Officers of the Alpha Epsilon F'hi 
New York Graduate Association are 
Mrs. Olga Goodman, Chairman of 
the Dance; Mrs. Joseph Sheldon, 
Project Chairman ; and Mrs. Vera 
Sundelsoii and Mrs. Sid Cantor, 
Dance Committee. 

to aid deserving male students has been 
announced by President Abram L. Sachar. 

J. Willard Hayden. President of the 
Foundation, stated in a letter to President 
Sachar that the Foundation will make the 
scholarship grants available to Brandeis 
for the coming academic vear. Brandeis 
will join the eight educational institutions 
now receiving Hayden Foundation grants 
including New York Universitv. Colum- 
bia, Fordham, Stevens, Boston I niversity, 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
and Northeastern. 

Created in 1937 by Charles Hayden. 
the Foundation assists young men 
through financial grants. It also has 
offered scholarship aid through a limited 
number of educational institutions. 

STUDENTS MEET DIFLUMAT James G. McDonald, first United Stales Ambassador to Israel, ivho 
recently resigned from his post. Shown with him during his recent visit to the campus are Vera 
Rabinek, '54, Baltimore, Md., ivhose parents are nou in Israel: anil \adar Safran. '.5t. one of the 
(^nii'ersity's two Israeli students. 

The Greater Boston Chapter of the 
Brandeis Lfniversity Associates in con- 
junction with the Friends of the School 
of Music will sponsor the first Brandeis 
University Pops Night on June 23. Hyman 
Cohen. President of the Chapter, has an- 
nounced. Adolph Lillman. one of Bran- 
deis' leading benefactors and Chairman 
of the (ireative Arts Center Committee. 
was named honorary chairman for the 
musical event to be held in Boston's 
Symphony Hall. 

The decision to sponsor the affair was 
unanimously endorsed at a meeting of the 
program committee for the Boston Chap- 
ter of the Associates with representatives 
of the Friends of the School of Music. 
Co-chairmen of the Pops Night Commit- 
tee are Mark Werman, Chairman of the 
Friends of the School of Music and H. 
Leon Sharmat. a mendaer of the Steering 
Committee of the Boston Associates. 

The Greater Boston Associates Chapter 
will also sponsor a football smoker on 
September 2.5 prior to the clash with the 
University of New Hampshire. Brandeis" 
first varsity game. 


Gladys K. Stern 
has been appointed 
Director of the 
Brandeis University 
Associates, it has 
been an n o u n c e d . 
Mrs. Stern joined 
the Brandeis staff 
last year as a Field 
Representative of 
the Office of Development and Resources. 

In her new post Mrs. Stern will service 
the activities of the various Brandeis 
llniversity Associates chapters throughout 
the nation. Milton Kahn, Boston philan- 
thropist and businessman, is National 
Chairman of the Associates. 

Mrs. Stern 




FAIRS Emanuel Gilbert, lejt. confers iiith 
Norman Rabb, Secretary of the Brandeis Board 
ol Trustees and Chairman oj the Board Pub- 
licity Committee. Mr. Gilbert succeeds Clar- 
ence Q. Berger icho was recently appointed 
Executive Assistant to President Sachar. 


The establishment of the Haskell 
Epstein Memorial Scholarship, to be 
awarded annually to a graduate of the 
Newburgh Free Academy, N. Y., has 
been announced by Morris S. Shapiro, 
Chairman of the Board Committee on 
Scholarships and Aid. 

An active civic leader until his death 
in 1930. Mr. Epstein was the owner of the 
Newburgh Up-To-Date Company. Mr. 
Epstein is survived by his widow Mrs. 
Pearl Epstein, and two children. Mrs. 
Norman S. Rabb of Boston and Mrs. 
Philip Zimet of New York City. His son- 
in-law, Mr. Rabb, is Secretary of the 
Brandeis Board of Trustees. 

The Scholarship was awarded for the 
current year to Sheldon Shatz. son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Louis Shatz of Newburgh. 

Through the generosit) of the Richard 
S. Cohn Foundation of Michigan, an 
additional laboratory has been added in 
the William H. Sydeman Building. 

To be designated as the Richard Cohn 
Chemistry Laboratory in honor of the 
retired Detroit philanthropist, the new- 
unit will contain equipment for organic 
and physical chemistry. Modern facilities 
will be provided for undergraduate in- 
struction in organic chemistry and for 
advanced work in the chemical sciences. 

Long active in philanthropic and civic 
affairs. Mr. Cohn served as President of 
the Telephone Directory Advertising 
Company of Michigan, until his retire- 
ment. He was one of the organizers ol 
the Rotary Club and a charter member of 
the Adcraft Club of Detroit. 

The gift was directed to Brandeis by 
Nate S. Shapero. President of the Cun- 
ningham Drug Stores. Inc.. of Detroit, one 
of the Trustees of the Cohn Foundation. 


In Portland, Me., 
George I. Lewis 
accepted leadership 
of the local Associ- 
ates program at a 
meeting of more 
than 40 prominent 
people in his home. 
Active in the plans 
for the meeting were Sidney Wernick. 
President of the Portland Federation: 
Israel Bernstein, and Harold Nelson, 
widely known in Portland communal 
affairs. Milton Kahn. National Chairman 
of the Associates, and Clarence Q. Berger. 
Executive Assistant to President Sachar. 
were guest speakers. 

IN LOS ANGELES last month Brandeis Board President George Alpert met with three outstdiidmii 
couples who have established .scholarship funds at Brandeis. Left to right are Mr. and Mrs. Morris 
Press (Morris and Mary Press Scholarship) ; Jay Kasler; Mr. Alpert; Mrs. Kasler (Jay and Marie 
Kasler Foundation Scholarship) : and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Shane (John and Joan Shane Trust Fund 



SCHOLARSHIP, George Nemetz. ',54, Clifjside 
Park. N. J., gets a word oj advice from Coach 
Benny Friedman during spring football training. 
Nemetz starred in both the freshman football 
and basketball intercollegiate programs. 

A recent addition to the University "s 
scholarship funds is the Ben Cavalier 
Scholarship Fund established by Mr. and 
Mrs. Sidney Cavalier of Atlanta, Ga., in 
the name of their 5-year-old son Benjamin 
who is a victim of infantile paralysis. 

In presenting the fund to the Llniver- 
sity Mr. Cavalier wrote: "I desire that 
my pledge be set up ... to assist other 
boys who are able to do the things which 
[my son] cannot. The onlv stipulation 
is that the recipient of each annual award 
be a bov of any faith, who meets a proper 
standard of scholarship, athletic ability, 
and character. The Hebrew translation 
of the name Benjamin is 'son of my right 
arm." We hope that Brandeis will be a 
strong right arm for all who need it. " 

This year's recipient of the scholarship 
is George M. Nemetz. "54. of Cliffside 
Park. N. J. 


The Young League for Brandeis Lhii- 
versity, a year-old organization comprised 
of young executives and professionals in 
New York City, will hold its first major 
event of the year on behalf of the Uni- 
versity on May 19 in the form of a Spring 
Dance at the Ryewood Country Club in 

The Young Leagues objective is the 
purchase of scientific equipment for the 
University. The group was formally 
organized when two of its founding mem- 
bers. Carl Rice and Bernard Grossman 
of New York, heard President Abram L. 
Sachar and Board President George 
Alpert introduce the "Brandeis Story." 

Young League officers are Carl Rice, 
President: Bernard Grossman. Vice Pres- 
ident; Arnold Gotthilf, Treasurer: and 
Terrey Harwood, Recording Secretary. 






looking ahead 

Brandeis adds to Its academic staff 2 

buildings going up 4 

the varsity line-up 

a visit from Israel 6 

meet the freshmen 7 

the third annual convocation ceremonies 

on the distaff side 8 

convocation highlights 10 

Vol. II, No. 2 Sept. 15, 1951 

Official Publication of Bran- 
deis University published 10 
times during the year (twice 
in September and June; 
once in October, December, 
January, March, April and 
July) at Brandeis University, 
415 South Street, Waltham 
54, Mass. Entered as second 
class matter at the Post 
Office in Boston, Mass. 

the republic of learning 12 

we hereby dedicate 14 

men at work 


Ina Curelop, Edi/or 

Art work and cover design: 
Donis Asnin 

Campus photographs: 
Ralph Norman 

campus concerts 17 

student life 18 

Guggenheim recipients 20 

On the cover: Arriving freshmen catch their first glimpse of the University's famous Castle. 

looking ahead 

Week-long ceremonies and festivities attending the Third Annual Convoca- 
tion Exercises on the Brandeis campus in mid-June signalized not only the close 
of the academic year but also anticipated the opening of ihe University's 
fourth year of functioning, the year which spans its growth from a hopeful 
blueprint to a thriving center of learning. 

With the admission of its fourth freshman class, the Class of '55, Brandeis 
for the first time begins the academic year with a complete undergraduate 
enrollment. The 250 freshmen who comprise the youngest class and transfer 
students bring the student body total to nearly 700. To maintain its generous 
financial aid program for students, the University this year has awarded 
scholarships, grants-in-aid and loans to more than one-third of them. 

More than 25 faculty members, including noted authorities and scholars In 
many fields, have been added to preserve the established low ratio of ten 
students to one instructor. The curriculum, too, has been augmented In every 
area with 33 new courses and at least ten of these will be taught by faculty 
members occupying the teaching chairs provided by benefactors. 

In addition to these academic developments the University launches its 
fourth year with several new physical facilities Including two women's dormi- 
tories, an athletic training area and a playing field on which the games of the 
University's first varsity sports season are being held this fall. Directors of the 
sports program look forward to the completion of the Abraham Shapiro 
Athletic Center for which ground was broken during Convocation week. 

Those friends and supporters of the University who have made these great 
strides possible will share a sense of deep gratification with University officials 
next June when the first Brandeis degrees are conferred at the First 
Commencement Exercises. 

Leonard Bernitein 
Professor of Music 
and Director of the 
School of the Creative Arts 

Henry Steel* Commoger 
Visiting Professor of 
American Civilization 

Rudolph Kayser 
Assistant Professor 
of Philosophy 

Brandeis adds to 

The faculty appointments for the academic year 1951-52 
conform to the high standards established in the past three 
years. The young composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein 
joins the Brandeis faculty as Professor of Music and Director 
of the School of the Creative Arts. Since his conducting 
debut In 1943, the young protege of the late Dr. Serge 
Koussevitzky has been one of the leading figures in contem- 
porary American music. Mr. Bernstein, who has conducted 
the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and the 
New York City Symphony Orchestra, has also conducted at 
Tanglewood, in Israel and in most of the major cities of the 
United States. He has scored successes with his symphonies 
jereiuicih and The Age of Anxiety and his ballets Fmicy Free and 
On The Town. hHe offers the experience and vision necessary 
to the creation of a strong curriculum in the arts. 

Henry Steele Commager, for many years known as the 
"distinguished Columbia University historian," is Visiting 
Professor of American Civilization. He is co-author of 
The Growth of the Ainericdn Republic with Samuel Eliot 
Morison, and author of The American Mind and the monu- 
mental work DoaiDients of American History. Though he has 
a lengthy roster of books and articles to his credit. Professor 
Commager says, "I am not primarily a writer, but a teacher. 
That is what I like best and it's what I do best." 

Louis Kronenberger, a participant in the 1949 Institute of 
Adult Education is Visiting Lecturer In the Drama. The 
esteemed Tin/e critic and associate editor Is a member of 
the Authors League of America and drama critic of Toivn 
and Country. Editor of several anthologies including An 
Anthology of Light Verse, he is also represented in numer- 
ous collections. 

The composer Harold Shapero has been appointed as 
Lecturer in Music. A graduate of Harvard University, he was 
the recipient of several awards, among them two Guggen- 
heim fellowships and a Fulbrlght grant for study In Rome. 
His Symphony for Classical Orchestra was commissioned by the 
Koussevitzky Foundation. The first faculty member In the 
Fine Arts, Mitchell Siporin, brings to the post of Artist in 
Residence his valuable talents and creative activities. Win- 
ner of two Guggenheim and Prix de Rome fellowships, his 
paintings are in major museums throughout the United States. 

The eminent Judaica authority Simon Rawldowicz has been 
named Professor of Hebrew Literature and Jewish Philoso- 
phy. Dr. Rawldowicz is the author of more than 35 volumes 
dealing with phases of Jewish history and contemporary 
Jewish problems. Formerly Chairman of the Hebrew Depart- 
ment at the University of Leeds, England, he is Internationally 

its academic staff 

recognized as one of the outstanding figures in his field. 
Wolf Leslau joins Professor Rawidowicz, Nahunn Glatzer and 
Shiomo Marenof in a strong assembly of authorities on the 
Near East. A specialist in Coptic, Arabic, Syrian and other 
related languages and cultures. Dr. Leslau is Visiting Asso- 
ciate Professor of Near Eastern Languages. 

Brandeis Ihis year also welcomes Irving Fineman, author 
and literary critic, who will be recalled for his works This 
Pine Young A\a>i. The Fig-Tree Madnniia, Hear Ye Sons and 
Doctor Addains. A graduate of M.I.T., he comes to the 
Brandeis faculty from Bennington College. Rudolph Kayser, 
philosopher and historian, Joins the University after serving 
on the faculties of the Sorbonne, New School of Social 
Research and blunter College. He has authored works on 
Spinoza, Kant and Jehuda hialevi and for more than ten years 
was editor-in-chief of Die Nei/e Riindschdii in Berlin. 

The School cT Science expands with the addition of Sidney 
Golden, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, who formerly 
held a post at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. In 1946 
Dr. Golden was made a National Research Council Predoc- 
toral Fellow in Chemistry and received the Presidential Cer- 
tificate of Merit in 1948. Oscar Goldman joins the facultv as 
Assistant Professor of Mathematics after serving on the fac- 
ulty of hiarvard University. A frequent contributor to mathe- 
matics journals both here and abroad, his extensive work on 
the Riemann-Roch theorem on algebraic surfaces was recently 
accepted for publication. Albert Kelner, a former Special 
Research Fellow of the National Cancer Institute at hHarvard, 
comes to Brandeis as Assistant Professor of Biology. 
Dr. Kelner was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania 
where he conducted research at the Medical School. 

With the appointment of Abraham Maslow as Associate 
Professor of Psychology, Brandeis adds one of the nation's 
leading clinical psychologists to the School of Social Sciences. 
Dr. Maslow, formerly on the faculty of Brooklyn College, 
Is co-author of Principles of Abnomud Psychology with Bela 
Mittlemann and author of over 50 articles, many of which 
have been translated into foreign languages. James Klee 
comes to Brandeis as Lecturer in Psychology from the Univer- 
sity of Nebraska. During the last seven years he has combined 
teaching with conducting research. Dr. Klee is the author 
of Problems of Selective Behavior and Is a regular contributor 
to psychology Journals. Lewis A. Coser joins the University 
as Lecturer In the Social Sciences. Formerly on the faculty 
of Columbia University, his extensive writings cover the 
fields of international politics, sociology and literature. 

Simon Rawidowici 

Professor of Hebrew 

Literature and 

Jewish Philosophy 

Irving Fineman 

Lecturer in 


Mitchell Siporin 

Artist in 


buildings going up 

One of the University's most pressing problems, intensive growth, is being 
solved by the steady progress on the physical expansion program adopted in 
the spring of 1950. In the year and a half since the inception of construction, 
the University has announced the completion of Ridgewood Quadrangle, a 
five-unit men's residence, William H. Sydeman hiall, a classroom building, and 
the Abraham Marcus Playing Field. Coinciding with the opening of the fourth 
academic year, the first two of five structures to form another quadrangle 
similar to Ridgewood are being readied on the site of the huge excavations 
which were the only evidences of building activity when students and faculty 
left the campus for the summer recess. 

These first buildings of the projected quadrangle, temporarily to be named 
hHamilton, the street on which it faces, are modern women's dormitories now 
undergoing finishing touches. Residents fortunate enough to be housed there 
will find its facilities more than adequate. Each of the buildings contains a 
step-down lounge, proctor's suite, kitchenette, recreation room and music 
room. The basements of the three-story dormitories provide wardrobe storage 
and trunk rooms for the 144 women who will occupy the 66 double and 12 
single rooms. The architect's sketch of the Quadrangle is reproduced below. 

As work on the dormitories goes into the final stages the foundation for a 
two-story student facilities building is being laid. The entire lower floor will 
be a modern dining hall, while on the floor above student organizations will 
find ample elbow-room for conducting their business and social affairs. Con- 
struction of this third phase of hiamilton Quadrangle will begin as soon as work 
is completed on the dormitories which have priority over any other building. 
The finished quadrangle, to be comprised of these buildings and three more 
still in the blueprint stage, will enclose a fresh-water pond encircled by a 
broad walk. Symbolizing the rapid growth of the University, these latest 
developments are the tangible results of the vision and foresight of the 
Brandeis founders. 

Mrs. Abraham Marcus, 
Baltimore, at plaque 
honoring her late hus- 
band (top). Breaking 
ground for Abraham 
Shapiro Athletic Cen- 
ter (below) are Mau- 
rice J. Tobin, Secretary 
of Labor and Honorary 
Chairman of Shapiro 
and Jacob 

Abe W. 

the varsity line-up 

There's an optimistic atmosphere on the 
campus as the time draws near for the Univer- 
sity's debut in varsity athletic competition. The 
Judges will set forth on the afternoon of Sep- 
tember 29 at the Brandeis stadium against the 
best in small college football — the University 
of New hiampshire Wildcats. 

Benny Friedman, an Ail-American if there 
ever was one, is the guiding spirit, hie has sur- 
rounded himself with a young and capable staff 
of assistants who are molding a speedy aggre- 
gation that has five home games and three 
tilts on the road. 

After the New hiampshire opener the 
Judges play American International, hlofstra, 
Bradley, Wayne, Champlain, Rider and 
Arnold. It's an ambitious schedule but one 
which Sid Goldfader, one of the best backs in 
New England, and his cohorts can handle com- 
petently. Freshmen will be available for varsity 
competition under the N.C.A.A. ruling to sup- 
ply the reserve strength needed in today's 
platoon-system football. 

Basketball comes on the scene later with a 
strong 20-game slate Including all the local 
powerhouses as well as several eastern and 
midwest quintets. Coach Harry Stein has high 
hopes of continuing on the win side where the 
Judges finished up last season. In the spring, 
baseball will also have a full slate under the 
supervision of Walt Mahoney. 

But for now, strengthen your vocal cords and 
get ready to root the Judges home to victory 
against New Hampshire's potent gridmen. 

David Ben-Gurion, Is- 
raeli Prime Minister 
(seated, riglit) witli 
Dr. Sachar and Trustees 
(standing, left to right) 
Jacob Shapiro, Dudley 
Kimball, Meyer Jaffe, 
Joseph F. Ford, Board 
Chairman George 
Alpert and Morris 
S. Shapiro. 

a visit from Israel 

"We are a small people and we will always 
remain so. Economically and militarily we will 
never compare, nor have the ambition to com- 
pare, with the great and mighty on the earth. 
. . . Our ambition is to be second to none in 
the way of humanity, in the way of culture, in 
the way of science, in the way of art. . . ." 

In a voice tense with emotion, the Prime 
Minister of the State of Israel, David Ben- 
Gurion, spoke these words in an eventful mes- 
sage delivered at a student convocation one 
month previous to the Third Annual Convoca- 
tion. Nearly 3,000 students from New England 
colleges journeyed to the campus to hear the 
white-haired "father of Israeli independence." 

When the Prime Minister appeared on the 
platform in the van of a full-dress academic 
procession, he drew a standing ovation from 
the crowd which had been gathering in the 
Library Triangle for two hours before his 
arrival. Addressing his youthful listeners as "my 
fellow students," the Prime Minister described 

the task of the Jewish people in Israel as a 
"Maase B'reshit" — a work of creation. The 
establishment of Israel, he said, proves again 
"the supremacy of the spirit of man over sheer 
physical forces. ... It was that belief In the 
spiritual superiority of man which made our 
people the eternal people." 

His voice carrying to the farthest corners of 
the grassy Triangle, the Israeli Chief of State 
told the gathering that the immediate task fac- 
ing Israel is the rebuilding of the ancient home- 
land and the rescue of "our oppressed broth- 
ers" in other lands. But the ultimate test of the 
new nation, he declared, will be "the test of 
the spirit. . . . We came back not merely to 
have our own government, our own economy, 
our own army, our own independence. We 
came back with a great human purpose. We 
believe that we can show the world how people 
can live without competition, without hatred in 
a land where the ruling principle is brotherhood 
and cooperation." 

meet the freshmen 

by C. Ruggles Smith 

Director of Admissions 

Once again the fall campus is 
alive with returning students as 
the fourth freshman class at Bran- 
deis joins in the excitement of 
registration and programming. 
But the active discussions of col- 
lege curricula are mixed with 
talk of graduate schools and 
permanent Jobs, for this year 
Brandeis University will graduate 
its first senior class. 

Like their predecessors, the 
250 members of the Class of '55 
bring to Brandeis a mosaic of 
cultures not only of this country 

but of many others. More than two-thirds of the class come from areas 
outside of Massachusetts. They hail from 15 states and seven foreign 
nations, Including England, Canada, Egypt and France. A freshman from 
the Netherlands West Indies reports that Brandeis is well known In his city 
of Curacao. All totalled, the 700 undergraduates at Brandeis this year 
are drawn from 30 states and eleven countries. 

To some of these freshmen the question of their future careers is a 
hazy one, still to be determined; others have had valuable experience in 
their chosen fields. From New York comes a budding scientist with several 
summers' study In cancer research behind her at the Jackson Memorial 
Laboratory; a former communications chief In the United States Air Force 
and executive in an advertising agency from hHaverhill, Mass.; from Lon- 
don, England, a former fighter in the hiaganah, worker in DP camps and 
co-founder of a collective settlement in Israel. 

WHh the Inception of each new class, Brandeis' association with other 
colleges and universities grows steadily stronger. This year 30 transfer 
students were enrolled with advanced standing. The University now has 
representatives from such colleges as hiarvard. Bates, University of Chi- 
cago and hiebrew University in Jerusalem. From Boston University comes a 
Japanese girl, formerly an Interpreter with the United States Army of 
Occupation during World War II, and from Hiram College, Ohio, a stu- 
dent from the South African Negro Republic of Liberia, who has been a 
secretary to the Liberian delegation in the UN. 

As Brandeis enters its fourth year, the students' role in maintaining Its 
high reputation grows in importance. To those not associated with the 
University the proof of the pudding will be in the eating, and Brandeis' 
name will be measured only by Its graduates. Brandeis welcomes the mem- 
bers of the Class of '55 as its future representatives with faith and assur- 
ance in their success. 


on the 

On a recent occasion President Sachar 
was asked by an admiring colleague how his 
fledgling university could have achieved the 
physical development and academic stature 
it has with no endowments, no alumni, and 
only a three-year-old undergraduate program. 
"That's easy," Dr. Sachar replied, "Cherchez 
la jeinme." But continuing less facetiously he 
described the role of the National Women's 
Committee as one of the most dynamic forces 
In the advancement of the University. 

Demonstrating how effective a group it 
Is, the Women's Committee sent close to 200 
delegates from 44 of the 71 chapters to the 
Brandeis campus for a five-day conclave to 
evaluate the past year's achievements and to 
step up the program for the coming year. It 
was the third time the women had met for 
their Annual Conference, the first time that 
they gathered on the Brandeis campus. 

Delegates to the Third Annual Conference of the National 
Wonnen's Committee held their sessions on the shaded 
lawns of the Smith Hall Quadrangle. Above, the women 

hold a buffet lunch and below, delegates give their 
attention to the speaker in &n afternoon discussion meeting. 
The ivied turrets of the Castle are in the background. 

distaff side 

Mrs. Irving Abrams 
National President 

The tone of the Conference was set at the 
opening banquet on the night of the Third 
Annual Convocation with an address by Mrs. 
Vera Micheles Dean, distinguished authority 
on international affairs and Research Director 
of the Foreign Policy Association. 

To maintain the same level of cogent 
analysis, faculty members Irving Fine, Robert 
Thornton, Ludwig Lewisohn and Max Lerner 
discussed "Education for Youth in the World 
Today." Distilling their views on the arts, the 
sciences, the humanities and the social 
sciences for capsule presentation, the four 
concurred on one basic point: that every 
phase of enlightenment and culture should be 
exposed to the student during his educative 
process to foster his development as a whole 
Individual. hHow deeply the faculty's teaching 
formula penetrates was substantiated later in 
talks by students who transmitted a sense of 

purpose and a mature grasp of problems, ab- 
stract or concrete. 

Through the entire Conference coursed a 
powerful undercurrent of responsibility, pride 
and rededication. It surged to the surface 
when Mrs. hHarry L. Michaels, founder and 
three-time president, was paid tribute on her 
retirement with a specially inscribed plaque 
and unanimous election to the hlonorary Vice 
Presidency. It expressed itself in the presenta- 
tion to Dr. Sachar of chapter gifts totalling 
$172,000, equivalent to the normal income 
of a $4,000,000 endowment; or, again. In the 
installation of the newly elected officers. 

Declared the current presidential incum- 
bent, Mrs. Irving Abrams of Boston, "With 
Brandels the dramatic success it is, it's small 
wonder that the Women's Committee con- 
tinues to capture the hearts and Imaginations 
of thousands of women." 

President Sachar and Professor Lerner enioy the solicitude of 
Conference Chairnnan Mrs. Joseph Schneider of Boston be- 
fore the dinner meeting featuring a faculty symposium. 

Mrs. Irving Abrams, National President, Susan Brandeis, Honor- 
ary President, and Mrs. Harry L. Michaels, retiring President, 
blow out the candles on birthday cake. 

convocation highlights 

Marching up to the platform 
(above) in the academic pro- 
cession Is Dr. Robert Moynard 
Hutchlns, left, Associate Direc- 
tor of the Ford Foundation, 
former President and Chancel- 
lor of the University of Chi- 
cago, and featured speaker at 
the Convocation Exercises. He 
Is accompanied by Dr. John J. 
Desmond, Jr., Commissioner of 
Education of the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts. Three 
officials get together (left) for 
an informal chat just before 
the academic procession. Left to 
right are Board Chairman 
George Alpert, Dr. Hutchins & 
President Abram L. Sachar. 


student Marshals Paul Leven- 
son '52, Marblehead, Mass., 
President of the Student 
Union and Gustav Ranis '52, 
Bethel, Conn., lead the stu- 
dent procession (right). Mak- 
ing his address (below) is Dr. 
Hutchins. The Exercises were 
delayed at the outset when 
the audience of more than 
4,000 took cover from a sud- 
den downpour; many found 
shelter on the platform. Eight 
prizes for scholarship and good 
citizenship were presented by 
Dr. Max Lerner (bottom). 
Chairman of the Faculty Com- 
mittee on Student Awards. 
Receiving his prize is Abraham 
Heller "53. Claremont, N.H. 




the republic 

Condensed from the address given at the 
Third Annual Convocation Exercises, June 17, 1951 

We know that we are closer to war now than we have been In the last five 
years and that, If the war connes, It will be the worst the world has ever seen. 
It will be the first within the memory of living men in which the cities and homes 
of America will be destroyed. Even now, unless some change occurs In the 
policy of this country or In the International situation, we know that some of 
you will sooner or later be called to the colors and sent overseas to remote 
parts of the earth to face danger and death. 

If the object of education Is to prepare you for a better job, then there Is 
Ittle It can do for you when the only vocation that you are certain to follow 
Is soldiering. If the object of education Is to give you a leg up the social lad- 
der, then it should be abandoned when society Is In disintegration. If the 
object of education Is to adjust you to your environment, then It seems a 
footless enterprise when nobody knows what your environment will be. Educa- 
tion is a process by which men are made better. The most truly human being 
Is the man who has most fully developed his moral, Intellectual, and spiritual 
powers. The object of education Is to develop his Intellectual powers. This is 
accomplished by persistent Inquiry Into the reason for things. 

hience we see why higher education Is likely to be unpopular with the domi- 
nant elements in society. They would be perfectly willing to support an edu- 
cational program designed to fit the young Into society with a minimum of 
discomfort, to have the university perform the same functions as the nursery 
school. Persistent inquiry Into the reason for things Is likely to be disquieting. 
Independent thought is almost by definition disturbing. Large and Influential 
groups In America have therefore always sought to limit the Independence 
of the university's thought and the scope of Its Inquiry. Sometimes these 
groups have operated In the name of religion; but more often they have car- 
ried on their subversive activities, as they are doing now, In the name of 
patriotism. A society that limits independent thought and free Inquiry must 
die. And the rulers of the Soviet Union will yet learn this to their cost. 

When we see that the principal cultural manifestation of our epoch Is the 
comic book, when we listen to the radio, look at television, and read the news- 
papers, we wonder whether universal education has been the great boon to clv- 


of learning 

by Dr. Robert Maynard Hutchins 

ilization that its sponsors have always claimed 
that it would be. It is impossible to believe that 
an education limited to childhood and youth, 
even if everybody has it, is adequate for any 
democratic society. The reason is that the 
knowledge that the citizens of such a society 
need most cannot be fully grasped in child- 
hood and youth. They may, indeed they must, 
be introduced to these branches of knowledge; 
but they cannot comprehend them. 

There is one great educational generalization 
that I am prepared to assert without qualifica- 
tion and that is that one cannot understand 
action without acting; one cannot learn to do 
anything without doing it; and that since some 
subjects, and they are some of the most im- 
portant, require experience for their compre- 
hension, they cannot be comprehended by the 
inexperienced. Among such subjects I Include 
history, ethics, economics, politics and litera- 
ture. These subjects must be studied in youth; 
but to study them in youth and never study 
them again is a fatal error, one of which we in 
America have always been guilty and for which 
we are paying the penalty now in the adoles- 
cence of our political reactions. 

Montesquieu said that whereas the principle 
of a monarchy was honor, and the principle of 
a tyranny was fear, the principle of a republic 
was education. The goal toward v/hlch we 
started with the Athenians twenty-five centu- 
ries ago is an unlimited republic of learning 

and a world-wide political republic mutually 
supporting each other. In the political republic 
of today we must see to it that young people 
go to school and college, not to get an educa- 
tion once and for all, but to begin that which 
as citizens of the political republic and the 
republic of learning they should pursue as long 
as they live. 

Specialism, vocationalism, and the elective 
system have broken up the community once 
formed by the common schools. This is why 
the great triumphs of science and technology 
have been accompanied by a loss of under- 
standing. We have discovered that it is pos- 
sible to know more and more and understand 
less and less. And so — and this Is a most sen- 
sational paradox — the fulfillment of ambitions 
that have animated man since the dawn of his- 
tory ends In the trivialization of his life. 

We must admit that If the American people 
had achieved the emotional and intellectual 
maturity that they yet show no signs of reach- 
ing, Soviet Russia would still be a problem. But 
we must admit, too, that America, with great 
emotional and Intellectual Immaturity and 
tremendous power, is also a danger to the 
peace of the world. Emotional and intellectual 
maturity Is precisely what Socrates sought to 
produce, hie lived too late to succeed in his 
own time and country. May heaven avert the 
omen and make the republic of learning suc- 
cessful in ours. 


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we hereby 

An air of profound devotion characterized 
the simple cerennony which took place on the 
Brandeis cannpus on June 15. To the casual 
observer the affair might have been one of 
many which occur in the day-to-day routine 
of the academic year, yet those families and 
friends of the Brandeis benefactors who 
gathered for the specially called Dedication 
Day Exercises were deeply aware of the 
momentous precedent they were setting. 

During the Convocation week the Univer- 
sity had set aside one day to dedicate the 
new facilities named for those whose indivi- 
dual affirmations of the Brandeis ideals are 
creating a new force in higher education. 
The people whose names these facilities bear 
came from all parts of the country, but all 
shared a common vision. For them the logical 
activation of that vision has been the provi- 
sion at Brandeis for dormitories, recreation 
and teaching facilities and laboratories. 

The family of the late Louis Emerman of 
Chicago journeyed to the campus to see 
Emerman Hall, one of the units of the Rldge- 
wood Quadrangle dormitories; the family and 
friends of the late William H. Sydeman, 
prominent New York merchant, came to see 
Sydeman hHall, which houses classrooms, 
faculty offices and laboratories; Bostonlans 
Edyth and Irving Usen admired the Com- 
mons Room which bears their name; Mr. and 
Mrs. Charles Fruchtman, noted Toledo 
philanthropists, and members of their family 
visited Fruchtman hiall, a double unit of the 
RIdgewood dormitories; and the family of the 



Cutting the ribbon on the main entrance of 
Charles Fruchtman Hall, a double unit of the 
RIdgewood Quadrangle men's residences, are 
(below) Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fruchtman of 
Toledo, Oliio, who visited the campus for 
Dedication Day Exercises. Also present at 
the ceremonies were members of the Syde- 
man family (left) for dedication of William 
H. Sydeman Hall, a classroom building. Left 
to right are Dr. Solomon Rubin, Alfred P. 
Grossman, Mrs. Grossman, and Mrs. Daniel 

late Abraham Shapiro, eminent Bostonlan 
and one of the original members of the 
Brandeis Board of Trustees, was on hand 
for the ground-breaking of the Abraham 
Shapiro Athletic Center. 

Though time limited the Dedication Exer- 
cises, benefactors and their families were con- 
scious of the heartfelt gratitude expressed 
by University officials and students and 
in the eloquent tribute from guest speaker 
Maurice J. Tobin, United States Secretary of 
Labor. In these few words lay their thanks for 
the rapid development of the University, 
forged with the faith, energy and resources 
of supporters who have made Brandeis a 
strong pillar in American higher education. 

As future Dedication Day Exercises follow, 
the present buildings will be succeeded by 
yearly additions to the University that will 
stand as perpetual memorials to benefactors 
whose names will be echoed and re-echoed 
by generations of Brandeis students. 


men at work 

Re-elected National Chair- 
man of the Brondeis Uni- 
versity Associates was 
Milton Kohn of Boston 
(below). Getting together 
for an informal chat at the 
Associates Assembly are 
Herman Mintz, Chairman of 
the Assembly; Joseph Lin- 
sey, Chairman of the Bron- 
deis University Athletic 
Association; and Harold 
Sherman Goldberg, Chair- 
man of the Board, Greater 
Boston Associates Chapter. 

"In order to have a true national organization we must stimulate all 
our Associates in every city of the country to feel the spirit that those 
near Boston do," said hlerman Mintz of Boston, acting Chairman of the 
First National Assembly of the Brandeis University Associates. These 
words were the core of the conclusions that came out of the meeting on 
campus on June 16. 

Until the Assembly the emphasis of the Associates had been mainly on 
enlarging the numbers of the energetic and determined group on a nation- 
wide scale. The keen discussions of the delegates who journeyed from 
Toledo, Ohio, Miami Beach, Florida and Roanoke, Virginia, focused atten- 
tion on the importance of a more detailed hierarchy of officers through- 
out the country. By next June, the Associates will have extensive develop- 
ments in their organization to report to the Second National Assembly. 

The Associates has undertaken the salient job of an intensive member- 
ship campaign. Its numbers, delegates noted, have swelled from 1,000 to 
3,000; its support has grown from a handful of chapters entered in the 
New England area to more than 30 units in states across the nation. From 
this significant Assembly came the decision to embark on a program for 
the enrollment of 7,500 members by Commencement next June. This 
figure, almost double the present membership, will enable the Associates 
to help bridge the gap between the University's income and expenditures, 
a traditional function of university alumni organizations. 

Under the vigorous national leadership of Milton Kahn, re-elected to 
]he Chairmanship at the Assembly, Brandeis University Associates are 
making magnificent contributions as loyal "foster alumni." They can look 
forward to a secure future with confidence, for they have laid a firm 
foundation upon which to pyramid their prospective activities. 


campus concerts 

Last year the Friends of the School of Music 
launched its first major series of on-campus 
concerts. The series marked the culmination 
of untiring efforts to bring outstanding, rarely- 
performed music to the campus. More signifi- 
cantly, it heralded the establishment of a vital 
music center at the University. 

An enthusiastic audience thronged Nathan 
Seifer hiall at the first concert in November to 
hear hierman Godess (below) In his Boston 
debut, and again in January gave a warm wel- 
come to Norma Farber, premier prix winner in 
singing, in her gifted recital of Goethe lieder. 

Students had the opportunity to hear an 
outstanding member of the faculty in a pro- 
fessional concert role at the following concert 
when Irving Fine and Zvi Zeitlen, Israeli violin- 
ist, performed selections by Mozart, Stravin- 
sky, Ben Zion Orgad and Fine. 

The last two events were a trio concert with 
Professor Erwin Bodky and Boston Symphony 
Orchestra members Samuel Mayes and Al- 
fred Krips, and the performance of Schubert's 
Bectutiful Maid of the Mill by bass bari- 
tone Paul Matthen. The series has set a 
high standard for prospective events 
when Brandels will be a center of 
great musical activity. 




students form a grand march 
after crowning Evelyn 
Rosenkrantz '54, Pottsville, 
Pa., Queen of the Spring 
Formal, one of the many 
successful events of last 
season (circle). Vistas of 
former centuries appeared 
on campus at the Beaux 
Arts Ball. Winners and run- 
ners-up (below) in Gay 
Nineties costumes and Ro- 
man togas pose happily for 
contemporary cameraman. 
(Opposite page, center) 
Elizabeth Ward '53, Fall 
River, and Robert Griffin 
'54, Roxbury, Mass., carry 
their trays at the Student 
Union Charity Banquet cli- 
maxing a week of student 
fund-raising activities. Mem- 
bers of the Drama Society 
(top) in a tense moment from 
Aristophanes' comedy Lysis- 
trata, major presentation of 
the year. (Bottom) Judith 
Butman '54, New York, reads 
the future for Laurie Braver- 
man '53, Chelsea, Mass., at 
the County Fair. 



Guggenheim recipients 

Claude Andre Vigee received consider- 
able recognition both In this country and 
In France for his first collection of poems, La 
Lutte avec I'Ange. published last year In 
Paris. He Is Assistant Professor of Romance 
Languages and Literature, the same post 
he held at Ohio State University where he 
received his graduate degrees, hie has also 
studied at the Universities of Caen, Stras- 
bourg and Toulouse. While he is in Europe 
on leave of absence he is preparing a criti- 
cal study and translation of Ralner Maria 
Rilke's posthumous poetry. 


Irving GIfford Fine (left) was awarded a 
Guggenheim fellowship In 1951 upon his 
return from Paris where he made an exten- 
sive study of contemporary trends in French 
music. hHe Is Lecturer in Music and Com- 
poser In Residence, and former Assistant 
Professor in Music at Harvard. He has just 
completed his fifth year as a faculty mem- 
ber of the Berkshire Music Center at Tangle- 
wood. Last May he was elected to the 
League of Composers. During his leave of 
absence, which begins in 1952, he will 
devote himself to musical composition. 

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Reports from Brandeis students show that the major portion of them, lilte 
most college students, spent their time this summer working as waitresses, 
counselors, office workers and farm hands to earn money for this year's tuition 
and expenses. Some, however, were fortunate enough to jump the line of usual summer 
opportunities open to undergraduates. 

Two talented music students at Brandeis were at the Tanglewood Summer School 
of Music under the direction of Charles Miinch, distinguished conductor of the 
Boston Symphony Orchestra. Ray Gilbert '54 was in the Choral Department, and Eliyahu 
Ahilea '54 studied conducting. 

Pursuing their interest in the theater were three members of the Class of 

'52: Eleanor Barron did summer stock with the Group 20 Players in Unionville, 

Conn.; Barbara Swett was enrolled in a seminar with the Summer Acting Company 

at Tufts College Arena Theater; Audrey Seder studied the dance at Jacob's Pillow 

in Lenox, Mass. 

David Van Praagh '52 gained fresh journalistic experience for his position as editor of 

the student newspaper The Justice as reporter and editorial writer for the Shelby (N.C.) 

Daily Star during the summer. 

Three seniors were working in mental institutions and found that they gained 
insight into normal social behavior from their experiences. Diana Laskin was 
employed at the Peoria State Hospital, III.; Joan Garfein worked at the Franklin 
Roosevelt Hospital, N.Y.; and Inge Fleishmann was with the Connecticut State Hospital. 

Miriam Smith '52 was enrolled at the Encampment for Citizenship at Riverdale, 
N.Y. She states that "the camp is based on the same ideals as Brandeis; it is an 
experiment in democratic living bringing together many races and religious groups 
in seminars, workshops and recreation." 

Many Brandeis students continued their studies during the summer months at 
other universities, among them Harvard, University of Wisconsin, U.C.L.A., Columbia, 
Syracuse and the School of Ceramics at Alfred University. Evelyn Singer '52 attended the 
Sorbonne in Paris, France. 

Several undergraduates caught a bird's eye view of countries outside the United 
States. Among those who toured Europe were Richard Hirshberg '53, Sylvia Neiman '52, 
Shayna Patkin '52 and Dan Lourie '54. 

Is Printing Co., Boston 


President of the University 

Honorary Chairman of the Board of Fellows 

Chairman of the Board of Fellows 

The Board of Trustees 


President of the National Women's Committee 

National Chairman of the Brandeis Associates 

Chairman of the Friends of The School of Music 

Chairman of the Brandeis University Athletic Associatioi 

Chairman of the Creative Arts Center Committee 


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"HOW IS FALA?" Mrs. Eleanor 
Roosevelt exchanges greetings with 
Brandeis student Bernice Miller 
as Trustees James J. Axelrod, 
Morris S. Shapiro and Mrs. Adele 
RosenwaldLevylistcn with interest. 

(Slory; Page 5) 


rrinii tlirants 



Adolph Ullman and Mrs. Irving Abranis 
have been elected to the Brandeis University 
Board of Trustees. 

Chairman of the Creative Arts Center Com- 
mittee of the University, Mr. Ulhnan was the 
first president and one of the founders of the 
jf ^^^^B Friends of the School of Music of Brandeis 
University. A Harvard Associate and former 
Adolph llllman ^^^^^^^ University faculty member, Mr. Ullman 
is President of the Northeastern Distributors and has been named to the National Pro- 
duction Authority's Wholesale Industry Advisory Committee for Radio. Television and 
Household Appliances. He is a member of the Boston Chamber of Commerce, the 
American Academy of Political Sciences, and is an executive board member of the 
American Jewish Committee. 

Mrs. Irving Abrams. who was elected National President of the Brandeis Women's 
Committee last June, is one of the pioneer members of the Brandeis Women's Committee 
movement. Even before the University opened its doors in 1948, Mrs. Abrams was 
active in its behalf. As a member of the Women's Scholarship Association of Boston, 
she was responsible for the creation of the University's first scholarship endowment fund. 
While serving as President of the Greater Boston Women's Committee, Mrs. Abrams 
also served as National Vice President and organized chapters throughout New England 
and as far south as Washington, D. C. As National President, she has traveled through- 
out the nation organizing chapters and speaking on behalf of the University. In joining 
Eleanor Roosevelt and Adele Rosenwald Levy on the Board, Mrs. Abrams becomes the 
third woman Trustee in the University's history. 

With the appointment of Mr. Ullman and Mrs. Abrams, the nmnbcr of Brandeis 
Trustees has been increased to seventeen. 


Brandeis University this semester offers 
an innovation in curricular development 
with a new course. General Education 
F, which will be required of all senior 
students. Designed to serve as the cap- 
stone course for undergraduates, it will 
seek to aid students in analyzing the 
basic questions underlying their choice 
of values in a real world. 

President Abram L. Sachar and Pro- 

fessor Max Lerner will coordinate the 
course which will bring to the campus as 
visiting lecturers eight men and women 
whose lives embody a fusion of a working 
philosophy with an effective and produc- 
tive life. During their residence on cam- 
pus, the speakers will also meet with stu- 
dents frequently in informal question 
seminar sessions to outline and submit to 
scrutinv their own philosophies. 

MORRIS S. SHAPIRO, Chairman oj 
the Trustee Committee on Scholarship, 
confirms scholarship aivards to happy 
freshmen Regina Doshay oj Mt. Vernon, 
V. }'., and Bob Brown, of Falmouth, 
Mass. The recipients are among the 
265 students who are on scholarships or 
other financial aid, comprising 40% of 
the student body. Assistance is ren- 
dered to needy students in the form of 
scholarships, student employment, bur- 
sary aid, grants-in-aid and loans. 



The first three Life Members in New 
England of the Brandeis Associates were 
recently enrolled at a joint meeting of the 
Associates Chapter and Women's Com- 
mittee of Manchester. N. H. 

Morris Silver, Henry Silver and Samuel 
G. Camann, well known community 
leaders, signed a life membership pledge 
to their Associates chapter. Morris Silver, 
Chairman of the Manchester Chapter, has 
the distinction of being the second Life 
Member to be enrolled in the nation and 
the first in the New England area. 

This successful dinner meeting was 
attended by more than L50 community 
leaders. Co-chairmen of the affair were 
Mrs. Leonard V. Finder, President of the 
Manchester Women's Committee and 
Leonard V. Finder. 



An all-out Brandeis Day proclaimed in 
Baltimore. Md.. by a well organized 
Women's Committee group inspired a 
grand coup of membership enrollment. 
A total of 315 new friends and ten life 
memberships were enrolled in one day 
of intensive campaigning. 

While 28 hostesses were serving tea in 
15 homes, a flying squad of 30 speakers 
addressed their assigned meetings. All 
speakers were carefully briefed and 
coached by Mrs. I. B. Terrell, who organ- 
ized a Speaker's Institute. Fifteen 
speakers described the Women's Commit- 
tee work, and the other 15 discussed the 
history of Brandeis. 

The effect of this well-organized speak- 
ers' program together with the informal 
hospitality provided by home meetings 
rewarded the chapter with excellent mem- 
bership enrollment. Mrs. Joseph Sher- 
bow. Chairman of this successful cam- 
paign and her cooperative committee set 
a fine example of community planning. 


JANUARY, 1952 

NO. 3 

Official Publication of Brandeis University 
published 10 times a year (once in January 
and May: twice in March. June, September 
and October) at Brandeis University, 415 South 
Street, Wallham 54, Mass. Entered as second 
class matter at the Post Office in Boston, Mass. 

The Board of Trustees: George Alpert, Chair- 
man; Joseph F. Ford. Treasurer; Norman S. 
Rabb, Secretary: Hannah Abrams, James J. 
Axelrod, Meyer Jaffe, Dudley F. Kimball, 
Paul Klapper. Adele Rosenwald Levy, Isador 
Lubin, David K. Niles, Joseph M. Proskauer, 
Israel Rogosin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacob 
Shapiro, Morris S. Shapiro and Adolph Ullman. 

President of the University: Dr. A. L. Sachar. 

Honorary Chairman of the Fellows of the 
University, Hon. Herbert H. Lehman; Chairman 
of the Fellows of the University, Frank L. Weil. 

Editor: Sue Singer; .4sst. Ed: Lorraine Berner 



William 0. Douglas. Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, called 
for a rebirth of American spiritual strength which "stems from our civil liberties," as 
he delivered a stirring address to over 1,000 students, teachers and friends of the 
University gathered to hear the Second Annual Louis Dembitz Brandeis Memorial 
Lecture at Brandeis Liniversity. 

Talking over the successful meeting of New 
5 orii City's prominent attorneys and account- 
ants. Chairman of the Board of Fellotvs of 
Brandeis University, Frank L. Weil (right) 
corners guest speaker, George Alpert (center) as 
Joseph Eisner, Chairman of the Accountant 
Committee waits his turn for first hand informa- 
tion of University projects. 


The Harry and Robert Kangesser 
Teaching Fellowship has been established 
at Brandeis. Named for its donors, prom- 
inent real estate men affiliated with the 
H. A. Kangesser Co. of Cleveland, Ohio, 
the fellowship is designed to enable a 
gifted young man or woman to pursue 
graduate studies while instructing Bran- 
deis classes on a part-time basis. 

Mrs. Nancy Millburn. Radcliffe gradu- 
ate cum laude. and Tufts I niversity. M.A.. 
assumes the Kangesser Teaching Fellow- 
ship in Biology for the 1951-1952 year. 


A handsome Brandeis Book Fund 
Album is now available to all friends of 
the University who wish to purchase a 
minimum of three books for the Library. 

This Album offer was inaugurated to 
stimulate donorship to the Liniversity 
book fund. Books may be purchased to 
honor or memorialize a friend or an 
occasion. The book then bears a book- 
plate inscribed with the name of the 
recipient, who receives a copy of the 
bookplate. When three bookplates are 
sent to one recipient from one or more 
sources, an album will be forwarded to 
her as her personal record. 

Initial subscription to the Album which 
includes three bookplates is $15.00. 

Women of the Greater Boston Chapter 
are responsible for the innovation of this 
Album presentation. Mrs. Irving Gardner 
of Belmont, Mass., is General Chairman. 

Extolling the man for whom Brandeis 
University was named, the Justice de- 
clared, "He knew the democratic way of 
life is not an inheritance but an achieve- 
ment of every oncoming generation. His 
views, expressed largely in judicial de- 
cisions revealed his belief that the final 
end of government was 'to make men 
free to develop their faculties" and the 
greatest menace to freedom was an inert 

The speaker declared that this attitude 
was a fighting faith in the democratic 
way of life, because it rejected standard- 
ized thought and orthodoxy: and encour- 
aged constant search for truth at the 
periphery of knowledge. 

"If we are true to our traditions, if we 
are tolerant of a whole market place of 
ideas, we will always be strong," the 
Justice asserted. "Our weakness grows 
when we become intolerant of opposing 
ideas, depart from our standards of civil 
liberties, and borrow the policeman's 
philosophy from the enemy we detest." 

Claiming that "our greatest strength, 
our enduring power is not in guns, but in 
ideas." Justice Douglas said that "the 
critical danger is that we will so limit or 
narrow the range of permissible discus- 
sion and permissible thought that we will 
become victims of the orthodox school." 

Declaring that youth has played a very 
important role in our national affairs 
similar to the opposition party in a par- 
liamentary system. Justice Douglas com- 
mented that a great change has taken 
place. "Youth is still rebellious; but it 
is largely holding its tongue. Repression 
of ideas has taken the place of debate. 
Youth, the mainstay in the early days of 
the revolt against orthodoxy, is largely 

The Justice concluded his address by 
stating that the universities are an appro- 
priate area to start a revitalization of 
ideas in America. "When freedom of 
expression is supreme, a nation will keep 
its balance and stability." 

HONORABLE WILLIAM 0. DOUGLAS, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court oj The United 
States, drives home a point to inquiring students (left to right) Agnes Cooper, Monrovia, Liberia; 
Sanjord Lakoff. Bayonne. A. J.. Managing Editor of "The Ju.-^lice"; Gustav Ranis. Bethel, Conn., 
President of the Senior CVn.s.s; Joan Hamerman, New York City. Co-chairman of Students for 
Democratic Action; and Paul Levenson, Marhlehead. Mass., President of the Student I nion, preceding 
the Annual Louis Dembitz Brandeis Memorial Lecture. 




To Supporf Instruction in the Social Sciences and Mathentatics 

The Mack Kahn 
Chair in History, 
named for the New 
York City commu- 
nity leader has been 
established in the 
University's School 
of Social Science. 

Known for his 
leadership in varied philanthropic efforts. 
Mr. Kahn is President of Artistic Founda- 
tions, Inc., Flexees, Inc. and Kenmark 
Textiles, Inc. One of the original 
founders of the Bellevue Medical Center. 
Mr. Kahn is an energetic supporter of 
the United Jewish Appeal and the 
National Conference of Christians and 
Jews. He is actively associated with the 
Red Cross, Princeton University and 
Smith College. Dr. Frank E. Manuel will 
occupy the Kahn Chair. 

The Alfred Hart Chair has been estab- 
lished on an annual grant by Mr. Alfred 
Hart of Los Angeles, the second Cali- 
fornian to set up a University Chair. 

Mr. Hart, widely known for his civic 
and philanthropic activities, is President 
of the Alfred Hart 

The School of So- 
cial Science offers 
fields of concentra- 
tion in American 
and European Civi- 
lization, Economics. 
Political Science, 
Social Relations and 

Dr. David S. Berkowitz, Professor of 
History and Political Science, will occupy 
the newly established Alfred Hart Chair 
in the Social Sciences. 

A/lrfJ Han 

A major step in the expansion of the 
teaching curriculum in the field of mathe- 
matics at the University has been taken by 
the Benjamin S. 
Katz Family Foun- 
dation which 
recently endowed 
the Ben Katz Chair. 

Assistant Profes- 
sor Oscar Goldman 
has been appointed 
to the Katz Chair, 
which makes the Ben. Katz 

eighth chair created for Brandeis. 

Mr. Katz, President of the Gruen Watch 
Co. of Cincinnati, is an advisory board 
member of the Cincinnati Fifth Third 
Union Trust Co., and is a member of the 
Board of Governors for the Hebrew Col- 
lege of Cincinnati. He is affiliated with 
many leading Jewish Philanthropies. 



The establishment of the Abraham War- 
shaw Research Foundation will enable 
the University to further important scien- 
tific investigation. 

The Foundation was initiated by a 
grant from Abraham Warshaw. president 
of the Warshaw Manufacturing Co., 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

in addition to his benefaction, Mr. 
Warshaw has also been active as "ambas- 
sador." Since his attention was directed 
to Brandeis by Meyer Jaffe. Chairman of 
the Building Committee. Mr. Warshaw has 
made many new friends for the University. 

AS NEW YORK INDUSTRY LEADERS paid tribute to Justi.r ll,„n,/r,. ,„ ,, 
man Hon. Joseph M. Proskauer, Trustee, (left) and Co-chairman fl . U' 
Calvert's Distillers, Inc., discussed program notes with Susan Brandeis. 

iiiiirial dinner. Chair- 
Wachtel, President of 

Over 265 outstanding industrial and 
community leaders attended a dinner con- 
vened to honor the birthday of Louis D. 
Brandeis at the Hotel Roosevelt, Novem- 
ber 15, sponsored by the Friends of 
Brandeis in the Greater New York Area. 

Chaired by Judge Joseph M. Proskauer, 
University Trustee, and W. W. Wachtel, 
President of Calvert Distillers, the dinner 
resulted in direct contributions totaling 
over $63,000. 

The meeting was addressed by the Co- 
chairmen, by President Abram L. Sachar, 
and by George Alpert, Chairman of the 
Board of Trustees. 

One of the highlights of the affair was 
the announcement of two special gifts. 

The Young League for Brandeis made 
known the establishment by William and 
Nathan S. Sachs of the Israel Sachs Teach- 
ing Fellowship in Social Relations, repre- 
senting a gift of 325,000. Mr. and Mrs. 
Morris Schwartz of New York also an- 
nounced the creation of a scholarship 
endowment in memory of their son, 
Abbey Surrey Schwartz. 

Among those who sponsored the dinner 
were Col. Bernard S. Barron, Milton J. 
Bluestein, Abraham Feinberg, Tubie Res- 
nik, Samuel S. Schneierson, Col. Harry D. 
Henshel, Edward F. Kook. Harold L. 
Renfield, Samuel Rubin, Teviah Sachs, 
Abraham Warshaw and Larry Gluckin. 

CRE.ITED as .Ibraham If'arshaiv (left) of 
New York, presents check for the formation of 
the Warshaw Research Foundation at Brandeis 
University, to Trustee Meyer Jaffe (right) of 
Fall River, Mass. 




For Fala, long retired from White 
House politics, life has taken on a slower 
)ace. The once shining frisky pet of 
'resident Roosevelt who endeared him- 
lelf to the public, is really getting on. 
''ala is 13. 
A concerned Brandeis student rushed 

cross campus to reach Mrs. Roosevelt 

,s she was leaving a Trustee meeting at 
;he University recently . . . just to ask 

bout him. 

The mention of Fala brought a tender 
smile from Mrs. Roosevelt. Fala is well; 

Id and grey, yes. but still a very fine dog. 
He snores quite loudly, his mistress con- 
fided; but no one seems to mind. 



Over 400 members of the St. Louis 
Chapter of the National Women's Com- 
mittee and the newly initiated Brandeis 
Associates Chapter indicated their strong 
support to Brandeis University at their 
first joint dinner meeting held at the 
Shaare Emeth Temple. 

Melvin Feist, Chairman of the success- 
ful event, presented a stimulating pro- 
gram for the evening, with the introduc- 
tion of guest speakers, Mrs. Irving 
Abrams, National President of Women's 
Committees, and Dr. Abram L. Sachar. 

Mrs. Maurice Schweitzer was installed 
as the new President of the Women's 
Chapter, succeeding Mrs. Morris M. 

Irving Billiard, an editor of the St. 
Louis Post Dispatch, presented a book 
containing published evaluations of Jus- 
tice Brandeis' contributions to American 
life. Mr. Dilliard declared that the life of 
Justice Brandeis was an example of the 
fallacy of bigotry, and contrasted the 
furor which greeted Brandeis' appoint- 
ment to the Supreme Court with the uni- 
versal tributes paid to him on his death. 

BRANDEIS . . . Senior President Gus- 
tav Ranis blous out candles of the cake 
presented to the senior class, honored 
guests of the Greater Boston Associates 
Chapter Dinner. IT' ell-wishers pictured 
left to right are, Harold S. Goldberg, 
Chairman of the Dinner, George Alpert, 
Trustee Chairman, Hyman Cohen, Presi- 
dent and Dr. Abram L. Sachar. 

The most successful Associates Dinner 
ever staged was tendered by the Greater 
Boston Associates, as more than 1200 
invited members and guests of the Uni- 
versity were in attendance to honor the 
100 senior students of the first graduating 
class and the pioneer faculty members 
of the University. 

President Hyman Cohen of the Boston 
Associates presented Dr. Abram L. Sachar 
with pledges representing 1500 members. 

Dr. Selman Waksman, responsible for 
the discovery of streptomycin and neo- 


To Willy Nord- 
wind, Chicago com- 
munity leader and 
manufacturer, goes 
the honor of becom- 
ing the first Life 
Member of Brandeis 

A charter mem- 
ber of the Associ- 
ates. Mr. Nordwind is President of the 
Athletic Shoe Company of Chicago, 111. 

He is a member of the University Club 
of Boston, Counselor of Vocational Guid- 
ance at Northwestern University, and 
Director of United Service for New 
Americans, Inc. 

Mr. Nordwind"s other communal afiili- 
ations include the Directorship of Temple 
Beth El in Lynn, Mass. 

If illy Nordwind 

GREENSBORO, N. C ictire 

women's chapter takes time out — to read 
about Brandeis. Guest speaker, Mrs. 
Sidney Q. Janus, National Vice Presi- 
dent and President of Atlanta Chapter 
(3rd from left) recently addressed or- 
ganization meeting. From left to right 
are Co-chairmen Mrs. Marie Fried- 
laender and Mrs. A. F. Klein; Mrs. 
Harry Jacobs and Mrs. Sam Prago. 

mycin, was honored with a citation as the 
first Fellow of Brandeis University. This 
presentation was made by George Alpert, 
Chairman of the Board of Trustees. 

Chairman Harold S. Goldberg lauded 
the efforts of Sidney L. Kaye, Vice Presi- 
dent, and members of the Board of Direc- 
tors of the Greater Boston Chapter H. 
Leon Sharmat and Lawrence Laskey, who 
contributed to the success of the dinner. 

George Alpert, Dr. Sehnan Waksman, 
Gustav Ranis and Dr. Abram L. Sachar 
addressed the assemblage. 


The Brynwood Country Club was the 
scene of a well-attended dinner meeting, 
sponsored by the Milwaukee Chapter of 
Associates and friends of the University. 

Seven Life Members were enrolled at 
the dinner which was chaired by Judd 
Post. Speakers were George Alpert, Chair- 
man of the Board of Trustees and Coach 
Benny Friedman. 


A rare grouping of books comprising 
over 300 volumes of Judaica, European 
and English literature has been donated to 
the University library shelves. The group- 
ing includes the Alexander S. Wolf col- 
lection and the Benjamin L. Gordon 

Named for the late Dr. A. S. Wolf of 
St. Louis, the handsome volumes of the 
Wolf Collection were donated by his 
sister. Mrs. Sarah Wolf Goodman; and 
son Daniel Wolf, both of Indianapolis. 
In addition to the Wolf Collection. Mrs. 
Goodman, widow of Jack Goodman, a 
well-remembered community leader, has 
donated the Jack Goodman Library col- 
lection to the University. 

The Gordon collection has been desig- 
nated to the University by Dr. Benjamin 
L. Gordon of Ventnor, New Jersey. In- 
cluded in the collection are volumes 
authored by Dr. Gordon. 


CHICAGO . . . There's quite a stir in Chicago press circles, with the release of a 
newspaper publication created by the National Womens Committee of the Greater 
Chicago Chapter. Pin-pointing all eyes on Brandeis, this news vehicle is edited by 
Co-chairmen Mrs. Melvin L. Afremow and Mrs. Howard Adler . . LOS ANGELES 
. . . Women^s Cotntnittee meeting draws a fine attendance to welcome and 
install newly elected officers: President, Mrs. Samuel Moss, Vice President, 
Mrs. George B. Taussig, Corr. Secretary, Mrs. Kate Cranon, Rec. Secretary, 
Mrs. Benjamin Kapp aiul Treasurer, Mrs. Sol Halperin . . SPRIISGFIELD, 
ILL. . . . Chairing a successful dinner meeting, Mr. Benjamin Victor and his 
Springfield Associates were host to an enthusiastic group of men and women 
gathered to hear more about Brandeis. Representing Decatur, Illinois Associates 
at the joint affair were Chairmen Emanuel Rosenberg and Irving Appelbaum. Four 
tuition scholarships ivere pledged by Benjamin Victor, Jacob and William Gingold and 
Mr. and Mrs. Morton A. Barker. Guest speaker was Dr. Abram L. Sachar. Co-chair- 
men of the meeting included Morton A. Barker, Mrs. M. J. Kellner and Harry Stern 
SAN ANTONIO, TEX. . . . From the newly-organized Women's Committee, Mrs 
Eli Goldstein offered a helping hand in guiding the creation of an Associates Chapter 
William Sinkin was elected to serve as Chairman . . HAVERHILL, MASS. . . 
Chaired by Earl Ashworth, a new Associates group gathered for their first annual 
meeting to hear an address by Dr. Merrill D. Peterson. Instructor in American 
Civilization at Brandeis University. Dr. Peterson discussed the University's educa- 
tional aims and development . . BUFFALO, N. Y. . . . The tremendous response 
of communal leaders to the creation of an Associates chapter was indicated 
by the strength of enrollment at a recent luncheon meeting. Michael H. 
Cohn became the first life member of Buffalo. Prominent citizens have 
joined Edward H. Kavinoky, Chairman, in building the interest of this new 
and ambitious chapter. Isadore A. Moss is General Chairman . . WEST- 
PORT, CONN, . . . The Birchwood Country Club was the scene of a well-attended 
Associates meeting which resulted in increased activity plans ahead for the Westport 
chapter. The meeting was chaired by Gustave Rosen and Philip Carlson, Co-chairmen. 
TUCSON, ARIZONA . . . Western friends may well point with pride to the strong 
nucleus of leadership evident in their newly organized chapter of Associates. The 
initial meeting was arranged by Stanley A. Katcher. Ralph Brandes was elected 
chairman of the evening. Mrs. Hyman Copins is credited with giving new impetus 
to the reorganization of the Associates group . . SAN DIEGO, CALIF. . . . Another 
Associates Chapter identifies with Brandeis University, with Morris Kraus' vigorous 
support stimulating jar-reaching representation in San Diego. Dr. Abraham Nasatir 
chaired the first successjul meeting . . INDIANAPOLIS, IND. . . . Over 70 members 
recently enrolled at an Associates meeting bringing closer the pledged membership 
goal of 100 new friends of the University, by the end of the year. Well known 
community leader L. L. Goodman was chairman of the dinner meeting. Leonard 
Solomon was elected to the presidency. 

Brandeis' first "Year Book." produced 
by the class of '52, is now being 
readied for publication. This historic 
volume, offering a composite pictorial 
review of the first four years at Bran- 
deis. will be published in a limited 
edition. Yearbooks are $8.00 per copy 
and are available to foster alumni. 
They may be secured by mailing re- 
quests and checks payable to the 
Brandeis University Yearbook Asso- 
ciation, Waltham 54, Mass. 




Approximately $150,000 has been set 
aside by Sol H. Friedman of Cleveland, 
to provide college educations for the 
children of his salaried employees. 

Mr. Friedman, president of the Solar 
Steel Corporation announced that scholar- 
ships have been set up at Harvard. Michi- 
gan and Brandeis University. 

Benefits will be extended to children 
of 125 employees. Ninety per cent of the 
college bill, including living expenses, 
will be paid by the business concern. 

National President 
Committee. Mrs. Irvmg 

the Women's 
g Abrams has 
recently returned from an extensive tour 
of the far-flung chapters of Women's Com- 
mittees in the mid-west. 

This ambitious circuit led Mrs. Abrams 
to Peoria. Illinois, where she met with 
the Executive Board of the Women's 
Chapter. In Des Moines, Iowa and Kan- 
sas City, Missouri she organized two new 
chapters to join the mid- west representa- 
tion of friends of the University. 

The eleven-day tour was terminated 
with a successful dinner meeting in St. 
Louis, where Mrs. Abrams joined Dr. 
Abram L. Sachar as guest speaker. 


Coach Harry Stein's Brandeis Uni- 
versity basketball team has been pointed 
out by New England hoop experts as a 
future team of distinction. The Judges 
started out on a rugged 22 game schedule 
of their first varsity season by losing four 
out of their first seven games. Strangely 
enough, the experts are still predicting 
great things for Brandeis, but it's going 
to take time. 

Brandeis started off by losing a three 
point thriller to Dartmouth; lost to Provi- 
dence and Boston LIniversity by five 
points each; defeated Gorham Teachers 
and Bates handily; were beaten in the 
final seconds by Norwich, then topped 
powerful St. Michaels by five. 

At this writing, the Judges are 10 points 
away from an undefeated season — an en- 
couraging record in view of the fine 
calibre of opposition. 


Saul Elgart has 

been named to a 

newly-created post 

as Director of Field 

Operations. This 

appointment was 

made known by 

George Alpert. 

Chairman of the 

Board of Trustees. 

Mr. Elgart will integrate the field opera- 
tions of the University's development pro- 
gram, whose expansion continues at an 
ever-growing pace. 

For the past four years, Mr. Elgart 
served as National Campaign Director of 
the combined campaign for the Union of 
American Hebrew Congregation, Hebrew 
Union College and the Jewish Institute 
of Religion. Prior to that, he had acted 
as Senior Overseas Field Representative 
for the American Jewish Joint Distribu- 
tion Committee. 

.Saul Elgart 




A Frederick Gardner Cottrell grant for 
the support of scientific research has been 
made to the University by the Board of 
Directors of Research Corporation of New 
York City. The research program will be 
directed by Dr. Saul G. Cohen. Chairman 
of the School of Science. 

The Research Corporation is a non- 
profit organization founded by the late j 
Frederick Gardner Cottrell. Recently, it 
launched a special program of research 
funds intended for the support of the 
researches of young men in smaller edu- 
cational institutians. 



The Brandeis University campus now 
extends to the banks of the Charles River, 
which also flows past Harvard, M.I.T., 
and Boston University. The purchase of 
seven acres of land along the Charles 
now makes possible the development of 
aquatic sports at Brandeis University. 

The acquisition of this land from 
private sources gi\es the campus an ex- 
tension of 21 acres to Sandy Cove. Now 
Brandeis has complete freedom of the 
Charles for several miles, and awaits the 
time when a Brandeis crew will race 
against its up-the-river neighbors. 

BOSTON . . . (left to 
right) National Vice-Presi- 
dents, Mrs. Nehemiali H. 
Whitman, Boston, and Mrs. 
Sidney Q. Janus, Atlanta- 
Boston Field Secretary, Mrs. 
Louise Rudolfsky; National 
President, .Mrs. Irving 
.Ibrams; Hon. .National 
Vice-President, Mrs. Harry 
L. Michaels; National \ ice- 
Presidents, Mrs. Milton Call- 
ner, Chicago, Mrs. Phillip 
Meyers, Cincinnati. Mrs. 
Ma.x Slater, Boston, & Mrs. 
Louis I. Kramer. Providence. 



.4be IValdauer and Blanche Kaplan 

Ask any Brandeis frosh if he remem- 
bers that first day on campus and the 
answer will evoke a stream of jumbled 
but happy memories. Pose vour querv 
to two foster alumni. Mrs. Blanche Kap- 
lan of Chicago. 111., and Abe Waldauer of 
Memphis. Tenn. — "Freshmen" for a day 
— and you"ll get an ecstatic story that is 
being happily retold again and again. 

For Mrs. Kaplan, the charm of Bran- 
deis University unfolded for the first 
time. She joined the chattering, excited 
freshmen along the campus paths, passed 
the Wishing Well of drowned pennies 

(testimonials to passing grades) and on 
to the gracious halls of the Castle. Like 
any other student. Mrs. Kaplan paid rapt 
attention to Doctors Thornton. Gossner, 
Lewisohn and other faculty members. 
Later, a hurried search ensued for fellow 

The immediate interests of Mr. Wal- 
dauer led him directly to the football 
field — and with good reason. For "Fresh- 
man" Waldauer this was a homecoming. 
Only two years ago. he had seen construc- 
tion signs announcing the forthcoming 
project of the Memphis Tract. Now a 
football soared over a completed stadium 
seating 10.000. Heading hack toward 
campus, he noted with "Memphian" pride 
the miracle of progress in buildings and 
cleared areas. Much later, there was time 
to enjoy a spirit of camaraderie with his 
roommates assigned to sleeping quarters 
in the Castle. 

Both "Freshmen" were heartily in 
accord that there is a real sense of be- 
longing and a genuine delight in being 
a Brandeis student. 


arranged as jellow Detruiiers presiding nt an 
eventful luncheon meeting confer tvith Presi- 
dent Abram L. Sachar. Pictured left to right 
are Nate S. Shapero, General Chairman and 
Leonard Sitnons, Co-chairman. 

An unprecedented turn-out of member- 
ship in the Detroit Associates Chapter 
declared their enthusiastic support for 
Brandeis University with the announce- 
ment of .SIOO.OOO in grants pledged to 
University projects. 

The ambitious leadership of General 
Chairman Nate S. Shapero and Co-chair- 
men Sidney J. Allen, Leonard Simons, 
and Robert J. Newman provided a color- 
ful dinner meeting, feting the Brandeis 
football team just arrived for a gridiron 
contest with Wayne University. Dr. 
Abram L. Sachar was the guest speaker. 

For the first time, the Detroit Women's 
Committee's persuasive talents were ex- 
ercised at the Associates dimier. Acting 
as hostesses, one connnittee woman was 
assigned to each Associates' table. In this 
effective manner, the women were most 
influential in encouraging personal schol- 
arship pledges, and thus stimulating con- 
tributions. Mrs. Oscar Zemon, President, 
and Program Chairman Mrs. Lena Brisk- 
man deserve credit for this innovation. 

The Associates are dedicated to obtain 
400 new friends for the University and 
plan to raise a minimum of .1250.000. 

A scholarship was established by Mr. 
and Mrs. Lewis Daniels, in memory of 
their father. Aaron. Another scholarship 
was given bv Mr. George E. Goldberg. 
A loan fund was created by Mr. and Mrs. 
Samuel Caplan and a teaching fellowship 
was given bv Nathan and John Lurie. 

Attractively bound Brandeis Engage- 
ment Calendars for 1952, complete vrHh 
illustrated photos o( students, faculty 
and campus are now available at the 
Campus Book Store at $1.00 per copy. 
This annual publication may be ob- 
tained by mail. Please make checks 
payable to Brandeis University. 

Daniels Printing Co.. Boston 





This semester, the Abraham Halperin 
Laboratory joined the impressive list of 
endowed facilities and further augmented 
scientific research at Brandeis. 

Named for the late Abraham Halperin, 
the Laboratory was created by his mother, 
Mrs. Esther Halperin, Brooklyn, N. Y.; 
his sister, Mrs. Nettie H. Melker; and 
two brothers, Meyer Halperin of Brook- 
lyn, and Samuel J. Halperin of Miami 
Beach, Florida. The late Mr. Halperin, a 
well-known philanthropist, was owner of 
the Traymore Hotel in Miami Beach. 



The 95th Anniversary of the birth of 
the late Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis 
was honored by the city of Chicago with 
the proclamation of Brandeis Day by 
Mayor Martin H. Kennelly. 

Declaring that Justice Brandeis was of 
immeasurable service to his country and 
that a great University today most 
fittingly perpetuates his name, Mayor 
Kennelly pronounced that members of 
the community of Chicago will continue 
to give their fullest support to Brandeis 

INDUSTRY SALUTES BRANDEIS . . . Playing cm active role in jidtUling their pledges to 
recruit 1,000 Associates, the Beverage Industry Committee of Neiv York City continues to promote 
good will through their newly inspired luncheon club meetings. At Club "21" are (left to right) 
William Modes, Harold L. Renfield, of Renfield Importers, Brandeis Prof. .Max Lerner, John L. Leban, 
President of Schenley Distillers, Inc., Composer Richard Rodgers and Charles A. Berns. 


^^^ WALTHAM 54. MASS. 

The Brandeis University Serv- 
ice Bureau is now in the 
process of checking all name 
plates for duplicates. The Uni- 
versity would appreciate it if 
you would notify the Service 
Bureau at Waltham, Mass., if 
you have received duplicates 
of University literature or 
have changed your address. 

University so that, "'the youth of America 
may follow paths of idealism for which 
the late Justice Brandeis was known." 

Coinciding with the meeting date of 
the Chicago Associates, Brandeis Day in 
Chicago was feted on November 13. At 
the Stevens Hotel in Chicago, a brilliant 
dinner meeting sponsored by more than 
75 community leaders of the Chicago 
Associates attracted an overwhelming 
attendance of friends of the University. 

George Alpert, Chairman of the Board 
of Trustees and Professor Alpheus 
Thomas Mason, the nation's foremost 
auihority on the life of Louis Dembitz 
Brandeis were the guest speakers, with 
Morton Weinress presiding as toastmaster 
of the occasion. 

Milton Callner, John Mack and Gerald 
Gidwitz were Co-chairmen of the success- 
ful dedication dinner which stimulated 
gifts to the University totaling the sum 
of .$100,000. 

A generous fund was designated for a 
music room in the new women's dormi- 
tory by J. J. Shelley of the Shelley-Levin- 
son Foundation. David K. Olin assigned 
funds for the realization of a machine shop 
at the University, in memory of Louis B. 
Olin. Other gifts were directed toward 
the purchase of scientific equipment and 
designated to supplement scholarship 
grants. Unrestricted capital gifts were 
also given to University building projects. 

The prolific response to Life Member- 
ship and the enrollment of more than 100 
new members to the Chicago Chapter of 
Brandeis Associates indicated the pro- 
ductive support of fellow Chicagoans who 
paid tribute not only to Justice Brandeis' 
Anniversary, but extended their sustained 
interest to Brandeis University. 

Section 34.66 P. L. and 



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Architect's sketch of the Adolph UUman Amphitliealr. 

now in construction on the Brandeis University campus. 

(story, pac;e 3) 



Forty-one men 
and women, distin- 
guished in the arts 
and sciences and 
prominent in busi- 
ness and profession- 
al liie, have been 
selected from com- 
munities through- 
out the nation as 
the first Fellows of 
Rrandeis Universilv. 
the appointments was 

Herht'rt Lclinuiu 

Ainiouncement of 
made bv George 

Alpert. chairman of the Board of Trustees. 

First to be appointed a Fellow was Dr. 
.'^elman Waksman. distinguished micro- 
biologist responsible for the discovery of 
streptomycin. Dr. Waksman who serves 
as consultant in science to the University 
was named a Fellow last December. The 
other Fellows were named this week. 

Senator Herbert H. Lehman of New 
York serves as honorary chairman of 
the Fellows. Chairman is Frank L. Weil, 
also of New York. 

Representing 20 cities in 17 states and 
the District of Columbia, the Fellows of 
Brandeis include three women: Miss 
Susan Brandeis of New York City, daugh- 
ter of the late Supreme Court Justice for 
whom the University is named: Miss Lutie 
D. Goldstein of San Francisco: and Mrs. 
Max Richter. New York City. 

Also appointed to the roster of Fellows 
were Edward Adaskin. Fall River. Mass. 
(posthumous): Sid- 
ney J. Allen. De- 
troit: Samuel E. 
Aronowitz, Albany: 
Louis Aronstam. 
Atlanta: Milton 
Callner, Chicago: 
Colonel Henrv 
Crown, Chicago: 
Mose M. Feld. 
Houston: Dr. Jo- 
seph Frehling. Louisville. Ky.: Charles 
Fruchtman, Toledo: Frank Garson, At- 
lanta: E. I. Goldstein. St. Louis; Herman 
Handmacher. Louisville. 

Benjamin Katz. Cincinnati: Cecil D. 

Frank IT eil 

Kauffmann, Washington. D. C; Leonard 

Krieger, Pittsburgh; Morton May, St. 

Louis: Philip Meyers, Cincinnati; 

Benjamin Ouris- 

man. Bethesda. Md.: 

Philip Pearlman. 

Baltimore; Jack I. 

Poses, New York 

City; Jacob Potof- 

sky, New York City; 

Samuel Rapaporte. 


Harold L. Ren- 
field. New York 
City: Dr. Julius Rogoff. Rowayton, Conn.;j 
Samuel Rubin. New York City: John D.- 
Schapiro. Baltimore; Nathan Shapero. De- 
troit: Sam S. Schneierson. New York City; 
Charles Segal. Larchmont. N. Y.: Judge 
Joseph Sherbow, Baltimore: Leonard 
Simons. Detroit; Alvin Sopkin. Provi- 
dence: Dr. Selman Waksman. New Bruns- 
wick. N. J.: Abe D. Waldauer, Memphis; 
Joseph Weingarten. Houston; Morton 
Weinress. Chicago; Herman Wiener, 
Toledo: Charles H. Yalem, Clayton, Mo. 

Selman Waksman ] 



Another major step in the rapid growth 
of the L^niversitv Librarv has been taken 
through the generosity of Alfred Whital 
Stern, prominent Chicago community 
leader. Mr. Stern has contributed 200 
volumes on Aliraham Lincoln to the 

Mr. Stern, a well-known authoritv on 
Lincoln, gave to the Librar\ of Congress 
the finest collection of Lincolniana in the 
countrv. His gift to the Lhiiversitv is of 
particular value to students and facultv 
of the School of Social Science who are 
using the Stern Collection of Lincolniana 
in their study of the Civil War. 


Leaders of the Cosmetic and Drug In- 
dustry — the first industry in New York to 
organize for the support of Brandeis — 
once again are demonstrating their active 
interest in the LIniversity. Sparked by 
Co-chairmen Samuel Rubin of Faberge 
and Jack I. Poses of DOrsav Sales Com- 
pany, the frienrls of Brandeis in the Cos- 
metic and Drug Inrlustry held a fruitful 
meeting to plan a dinner-dance in honor 
of the first Brandeis Commencement. 

Out of this meeting came the plans for 
a major fund-raising event which resulted 
in a gala social affair. In honor of the first 
Brandeis Commencement this June, the 
Cosmetic and Drug Industry members 
held a Cap and Gown Dinner-Dance. 

Among the early sponsors of the dance 
were Isadore Alter. A'Cadia Powder Puff 

Co.: Lewis Bernstein. Coty, Inc. (attor- 
ney) ; Leo Bertisch. Llnited Cigar Whelan, 
Co.; Herbert Brandt. Bloomingdales; Mil- 
ton Cohen, Henry B. Cohen Drug Co.; 
Irving Feldman. Zelart Drug Co., Inc.; 
Louis 1. Furlager, Furlager Mfg. Co.; 
Meyer Katz. Gimbels: Louis E. Kalty, 
Progressive Drug Co. 

Also Oscar Kolin, Helena Rubenstein, 
Inc.: Howard Mack, Mack Drug Co.; 
Joseph L. Mailman. Pal Blade Co.; Hugo 
Mock, Mock & Blum (attorney): Rich- 
ard Salomon, Charles of the Ritz; Benson 
Storfer, Rudolph Storfer and Herbert i 
Storfer, Parfums Corday. Inc.; Stanley 
Swabach, Abraham & Straus. 


APRIL, 1952 

NO. 4 


joins the Brandeis Asso- 
ciates as the 1200th mem- 
ber of the Greater Bo:,ton 
Chapter. Pictured receii- 
iii;^ his check at the State 
House in Boston are (left 
to right) Harold Sherman 
Goldberg, membership 
chairman of the Greater 
Boston Associates ; and 
Hymati Cohen, president. 

Official Publication of Brandeis University pub- 
lished 8 times a year (twice in September and: 
June, once in January, April. July, August) at' 
Brandeis University, 41.5 .South Street. Waltham 
.54, Mass. Entered as second class matter at the 
Post Office in Boston, Mass. 

The Board of Trustees: George Alpert. chairman; 
Joseph F. Ford, treasurer; Norman S. Rabb. sec- 
retary; Hannjh Abrams. James J. Axelrod. Meyer 
Jaffe, Dudley F. Kimball. Paul Klapper (de-- 
ceased ) , Adele Rosenwald Levy, Isador Lubin, . 
David K. Niles. Joseph M. Proskauer. Israeli 
Rogosin. Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacob Shapiro, Mor- 
ris S. Shapiro and Adolph Ullman. 

President of the I'niversity: Dr. Abram L. Sachar. 

Honorary Chairman of the Fellows of the Uni- ■ 
versity. Hon. Herbert H. Lehman; Chairman of 
the Fellows of the University, Frank L. \\eil. 

.■\ssoc. Editors: Lorraine Berner. Jean Hur\ins 


Paul Klapper 


The Boaril of 
Trustees and the 
President express 
their profound 
sorrow at the 
death of Dr. Paul 
Klapper of New 
York, a member 
of the Brandeis 
University Board of Trustees. 

On receiving word of the passing 
of Dr. Klapper, George Alpert, 
chairman of the Board stated: 

"I was deeply grieved to learn of 
the untimely death of Dr. Paul Klap- 
per, who has served with us so vigor- 
ously as a member of the Board of 
Trustees of Brandeis University. 
Dr. Klapper's early vision and un- 
flagging enthusiasm were in no 
small measure responsible for the 
founding of this institution nearly 
four years ago. Brandeis University 
and its Board of Trustees will sorely 
miss the firm leadership and in- 
spired guidance which Dr. Paul 
Klapper brought to us in his role as 
one of the founding Trustees." 

One of the most valiant and able 
proponents of higher education in 
this country. Dr. Klapper was 
elected first president of Queens Col- 
lege in New York and served on the 
Board of Trustees of New York 
State University. 

Dr. Klapper graduated from the 
City College of the City of New York 
and served there as Professor of 
Education, later as Dean of the 
School of Education. In 1949-50 he 
was a visiting professor at the Uni- 
versity of Chicago. 



Providence. R. I. women gathered at 
;he Sheraton-Biltmore Hotel for their an- 
nual meeting and installation of officers 
to hear Dr. Max Lerner, professor of 
American civilization and institutions, dis- 
cuss "'Design for Education". 

A reception for Dr. Lerner and a coffee 
hour preceded the program, during which 
Mrs. Louis I. Kramer, president of the 
chapter since its founding three years ago, 
gave the animal report. 

More than 2.50 members witnessed the 
installation of Mrs. Arthur J. Levy as 
president and Mrs. Kramer as honorary 
presitlent. Other officers elected were vice 
presidents Mrs. Irving J. Fain and Mrs. 
Seebert J. Goldowsky; Mrs. Max Green- 
baum, treasurer; Mrs. Archie Fain, re- 
cording secretary: Mrs. Abraham Adler. 
corresponding secretary; and Mrs. Judah 
Senienoff, financial secretary. 

Editorial Reprinted from 

^f)c Pogton Bail? miotic 

For the Humanities 

There is something appealing in the 
news that Brandeis University is building 
an amphitheatre for musical, dramatic and 
other cultural activities. Americans have 
become so accustomed to think of colleges 
in terms of their stadiums and bowls that 
this enterprise seems attractively out of 
the ordinary. 

The structure will be the first unit in a 
Creative Arts Center at the university. 
It will bear the name of Adolph Ullman, 
a Boston businessman friend of the univer- 
sity, who has underwritten the cost. The 
amphitheatre will be ready for a Festival 
of Creative Arts in June. 

All these facts make it clear that Bran- 
deis is doing something very useful. In 
a period when all the public pressures urge 
educational institutions to act otherwise, 
the university is making a strong effort 
to emphasize the humanities, the liberal 

It is not only establishing a position for 
itself. It is providing an example which 
will have its effect on other American 


Terminating an intensive eight-week 
membership drive, the Greater Boston 
Chapter of the Women's Committee held 
its annual meeting at the Hotel Somerset 
under the chairmanship of Mrs. Herman 
A. Mintz, president. A large enrollment 
of new members swelled their numbers to 

Highlighting the meeting was a panel 
discussion entitled "Education for To- 
morrow" which presented four members 
of the Brandeis faculty to the enthusiastic 
crowd of over 500 women. The partici- 
pants were professors of physics, music, 
psychology and English. 

ERS take time out after 
II successful meeting at 
the Brown Palace Hotel 
to read about Brandeis 
with Trustee Chairman 
George Alpert. Left to 
right are Emmelt Heitler; 
Mr. Alpert; David S. 
Touff, chairman of the 
Denver .4.ssociates ; and 
Judge Charles Rosenbauni. 
.4s a result of the meeting 
everyone present joined 
the ranks of the Brandeis 

The Adolph Ullman Amphitheatre now 
being constructed at Brandeis will be com- 
pleted in time for the Festival of the 
Creative Arts to be held at Brandeis this 
June, the University has announced. 

The Amphitheatre, which will contain 
full facilities for spring and summer musi- 
cal, theatrical and other cultural activities, 
is the first unit to be built in the projected 
Creative Arts Centre of the University. 

Cost of the Amphitheatre's construction 
has been underwritten by Adolph Ullman, 
a member of the Board of Trustees, who 
serves as chairman of the Creative Arts 
Centre Committee and as honorary chair- 
man of The Friends of The School of 
Music. Mr. Ullman is president of North- 
eastern Distributors in Boston. 

Designed by the architectural firm of 
Harrison and Abramovitz of New York, 
who collaborated in the planning of the 
United Nations Secretariat Building, the 
Amphitheatre will feature a 62-foot stage, 
which with sliding doors can be closed to 
40 feet. There will be an orchestra pit 
capable of seating 40 musicians. 

The lower level of the Amphitheatre 
makes provisions for several large class- 
rooms, in addition to toilet and shower 
rooms, dressing rooms, and storage and 
utility rooms. Seating facilities will be 
available in this first year for 2000. with 
the potential for future expansion. 

The structure will be complete with 
theatrical lighting equipment, scenery 
backdrops, and stage curtains. To be 
constructed of wood and concrete, it will 
occupy three acres of land on a natural 
slope facing the grape arbor on the Uni- 
versity's 181-acre campus. 

"The new Amphitheatre," President 
Sachar declared, "is a tribute to the vision 
of Mr. Ulhiian who has, from the begin- 
ning of the University's life, been con- 
cerned about the creative arts program." 


COLUMBUS, OHIO . . National President Mrs. Irving Abrams installed the 
newly-elected officers of the Womens Committee chapter at an eventful membership 
luncheon attended by 350 women. Chapter President Mrs. Alfred J. Kobacker 
presided .... JACKSONVILLE, FLA. . . Always on the alert for promoting 
Brandeis, the enterprising JTonieji's Committee chapter under the chair- 
manship of Mrs. Benjamin Stein arranged a television program for Clarence 
Q. Berger, executive assistant to the president, on the afternoon of their 
annual membership meeting .... LAS VEGAS, NEVADA . . The ever-expand- 
ing frontier of friendship for Brandeis has been pushed forward by a new Associates 
committee, organized by Jacob Kozloff. A luncheon meeting, sponsored by Mr. 
KozlofI, was addressed by Trustee Chairman George Alpert who brought the Bran- 
deis story to the Nevada group .... DETROIT . . Three Brandeis stinlerits home on 
vacation presented a panel on "The Sludenl's Eye-l ietv of Brandeis" to the W omen's 
Committee chapter. Mrs. Oscar Zemon and Mrs. Leonard Kasle were co-chairmen. 

WALTHAM . . Brandeis University played host to Dr. Curt Wormann, director of 
the Jewish National and University Librarv of Jerusalem, who was observing the 
library facilities and methods, in conjunction with a general tour of American 
libraries .... DORCHESTER, MASS. . . Over 70 new members enrolled at the 
district meeting chaired by Mrs. Edward L. Belkin. Emanuel M. Gilbert, Director oj 
Public Affairs, was guest speaker .... WASHINGTON, D. C. . . Unanimous 
approval for the revised by-laws of the Womens Connnittee chapter was gained at 
a meeting chaired by Mrs. Philip Rosenfeld. president of the group. George Alpert 
was guest speaker .... TOLEDO, OHIO . . To organize an Associates chapter, 
prominent community leaders held a cocktail party at the Commodore 
Perry Hotel, chaired hy Herman Weiner, and co-chaired hy Jerry Baron, 
Leonard Fruchtman and Abe J. Levine. 

PHILADELPHIA . . This city was a recent stop on the busy itinerary of Professor 
Ludwig Lewisohn in his extensive travels for the Women s Committee. He addressed 
a dessert luncheon meeting chaired by Mrs. Sidney Krasnoff at the Sylvania Hotel 
.... CHICAGO . . The Chicago Chapter oj the Brandeis Associates has scheduled 
its second annual dinner jor April at the Standard Club. Herbert Nickelson heads 
the chapter .... ATLANTA, GEORGIA . . Resuhs of the annual meeting chaired bv 
President Mrs. Harold Marcus showed a new enrollment of 62 annual and 16 life 
members .... MANCHESTER, N. H. . . The Currier Gallery of Art was the 
scene of the annual spring meeting of the Women's Committee chapter chaired by 
Mrs. Fred Bernhard. Many members from other New Hampshire cities joined the 
group to hear guest speaker Professor Thomas Savage, who returned by popular 
demand after last year's address. 

NEW YORK CITY . . Interest in Brandeis has been heightened throughout 
the year by a monthly luncheon club for Neiv York friends of Braiuleis 
in the liquor, ivines and spirits industry. Under the chairmanship of 
Harold L. Renfield of Renfield Importers, Ltd., and Co-chairmen Charles 
A. Berns of 21 Brands and Joshua. A. Gollin of Schenley's, the luncheons 
have played host to many outstanding speakers .... CANTON, OHIO . . At 
a recent luncheon meeting the Brandeis Womens Committee chapter played hostess 
to all the Jewish women's groups in that city at which Mrs. Paul Heller, chapter 
president, presided .... NEW YORK . . Women's Committee chapters are 
joining the journalism circuit in Queens and Manhattan with their individual 
chapter publications. 

INDIANAPOLIS . . Climaxing a successful membership drive, during which 40 
annual and 4 life members were enrolled, the Women's Committee chapter held their 
annual meeting at the home of retiring President Mrs. Jack A. Goodman with 
Clarence Q. Berger as guest speaker. Mrs. Charles Efroymson was installed as 
president .... BROOKLYN . , Women's Committee members assembled at 
the East Midivood Jetvish Center recently to hear Dr. Robert Thornton of 
the Brandeis faculty and Miss Susan Brandeis, honorary president of the 
Women's Committee, speak on behalf of the University. An appeal for 
membership was made by Judge Ruth Wurters. Mrs. S. Charles Gardner 
is president of the chapter. 


The Frank Mack Research Laboratorj 
has been established at Brandeis Univer- 
sity in honor of Frank Mack, late St. 
Louis philanthropist, by his widow and 
children Sol Mack, David Mack, and Dr. 
and Mrs. Norman Hankin. 

One of the science research laboratories 
at the University, the new facility named 
for the late St. Louis community leader 
will be used for experimental investiga- 
tions by advanced students and members 
of the faculty. It is located in Sydeman 
Hall, new classroom building. 

Included among the modern scientific 
equipment to be contained in the Frank 
Mack Laboratory are a fume hood, vacu- 
um distillation equipment, catalytic hy- 
drogenation apparatus, and standard 
taper class apparatus for synthetic work 
in organic chemistry. 

FESSOR . . . Talking it over with Professor 
Ludwig Lewisohn after an open meeting of the 
Chicago Womens Committee Chapter are Mrs. ■ 
Isaac Wagner, chapter vice president, and Mrs. 
Maurice Mandel, president (right). Nearly 500 
women gathered at Chicago's Congress Hotel fori 
the meeting. More than 2600 women are mem- 
bers of the Chicago Women's Committee Chapter. 


Featuring a pep-tea for prospective 
members in their busy two-week period 
of activities to augment support for Bran- 
deis, the New Bedford Chapter of the 
Women's Committee climaxed their mem- 
bership drive with a tea at the Jewish 
Community Center. 

Over 125 women attended the meeting 
addressed by Dr. Robert Thornton, as- 
sociate professor of physics. Twenty-eight 
annual and three life members were added 
to the roster that afternoon. 

Elected to head the chapter for the 
coming year was Mrs. Harry Zeitz who 
presided at the meeting. Other officers 
elected were Mmes. Joseph Jaslow and Leon 
I. Silverstein, first and second vice presi- 
dents who also served as co-chairmen of the 
tea; Mrs. Joseph Epstein, recording secre- 
tary; Mrs. Max Copeland, financial sec- 
retary; and Mrs. Louis Narva, treasurer. 



From top colleges and universities 
throughout the United States, acceptances 
to graduate and professional schools are 
being received daily by the members of 
:he first graduating class of Brandeis. 

Following the approval of Brandeis by 
;he Executive Committee of the American 
A.ssociation of Law Schools, six major law 
schools have admitted Brandeis students. 
With several universities yet to be heard 
"rem. the following law schools have ac- 
epted Brandeis applicants: the University 
if Pennsylvania, Harvard, Columbia, 
]ornell. Syracuse, and Boston University. 

So far eleven students have been ad- 
nitted to medical and dental schools. The 
medical schools of Tufts College and Bos- 
;on University, and the dental schools of 
Tufts, Columbia, and the University of 
Pennsylvania have sent acceptances. One 
student successfully applied to Columbia 
University's School of Optometry; an- 
ither will continue her studies next year 
it the Simmons College School of Medical 
(ocial Work. 


Spearheading a 
drive to enroll 225 
men for their fos- 
ter alumni group, 
more than 125 
Brandeis Associ- 
ates met at the 
Woodholme Coun- 
try Club in Pikes- 
ville, Maryland, 
for the first annual dinner of the Balti- 
more group. Chairmen of the meeting 
were Richard Marcus and Irving Smith. 

President Abram L. Sachar addressed 
the Baltimore men at the meeting which 
apened the campaign for Brandeis. 



Celebrating its first birthday, the fast- 
growing Queens Chapter of the Brandeis 
Women's Committee invited State Senator 
Seymour Halpern to preside over the in- 
stallation of officers at its meeting at the 
Fresh Meadows Inn in Flushing. 

George Alpert, Trustee chairman, re- 
ported on the progress of the University. 

Re-elected president was Mrs. Irving 
Kahn; elected with her were Mrs. Richard 
G. Haller, Mrs. Seymour Karger. Mrs. 
Ben S. Marcus. Mrs. Herbert Wartel. vice 
presidents; Mrs. Nathan Seltzer, treas- 
urer; Mrs. Bernard Glass, financial secre- 
tary; Mrs. Irving Smith, corresponding 
secretary; and Mrs. Allan Brosman. re- 
cording secretary. 

rving Smith 

The Business Schools of Harvard. Co- 
lumbia, Cornell, and the University of 
New Hampshire have replied affirmatively 
to a number of Brandeis seniors. 

While many graduate schools of arts 
and sciences have not yet replied. Prince- 
ton has accepted a Brandeis student for 
graduate work in political science: Bryn 
Mawr has offered an $800 fellowship in 
philosophy to an applicant from Brandeis. 
One senior has received from both Yale 
and the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology fellowships carrying a stipend of 
$1000 plus tuition expenses, for the study 
of economics. The Woodrow Wilson 
School of Princeton University also has 
accepted a Brandeis applicant, with a 
$1600 fellowship. 

A fellowship covering tuition and carry- 
ing a stipend of $1000 has been offered by 
Wayne University in Detroit to a student 
to continue work in chemistry. New York 
University has accepted a Brandeis senior 
for advanced study in biochemistry. 

These acceptances of the first graduates 
of Brandeis University by graduate 
schools of leading educational institutions 
of the nation testify cogently to the fact 
that four-year-old Brandeis University has 
won acceptance into the family of Amer- 
ican colleges and universities. 


Two Brandeis seniors have dis- 
covered something new in the field of 
psychology. According to Dr. lames 
B. Klee. Brandeis lecturer in psychol- 
ogy, Leonard Weiner and Herbert 
Gross, both of Boston, have developed 
a new orientation to the role of ego in 
problem solving. Psychologists, say 
the students, have neglected to ac- 
count for "involvement-of-the-ego" in 
problem solving. 

As a result of their productive re- 
search, the Brandeis students were 
selected by the Eastern Colleges Sci- 
ence Conference to read a paper on 
their study. The joint paper was titled 
"A New Approach to Ego Involvement 
in Problem Solving". 




Tubie Resnik; co-chairman of the 1952 Liquor, 
Wines, and Spirits Industry Dinner-Dance held 
for Brandeis in New York, addresses the audi- 
ence of over 1000 men and women who attended 
the affair. At right is Co-chairman Harold L. 
Renfield. Max Lerner, Brandeis professor of 
American civilization and institutions, is seated 
at left. 

A formal dinner-dance, sponsored by 
friends of Brandeis in the Liquor, Wines 
and Spirits Industry, drew more than a 
thousand men and women to the Grand 
Ballroom of New York's Waldorf Astoria 
for a gala affair which raised over $85,000 
for the University. 

Co-chairmen of the dinner-dance were 
W. W. Wachtel and Tubie Resnik of 
Calvert's; Harold L. Renfield of Renfield 
Importers. Ltd.; Victor A. Fischel and 
Harold S. Lee of Seagram's; John L. 
Liban and David Bunim of Schenley's; 
Charles A. Berns of 21 Brands; Morris C. 
Alprin, counsel for the Greater New York 
Wholesale Liquor Association: and Je- 
rome W. Picker. Fronnn & Sichel, who 
also served as treasurer of the committee. 

Chairman of arrangements for the sec- 
ond year was Tubie Resnik. with William 
Hodes of Schenley's in charge of co- 
ordination and program. 


Leonard Bernstein, professor of music 
and director of the School of Creative 
Arts at Brandeis. and Max Lerner. profes- 
sor of American civilization, will be the 
featured participants in the spring session 
of the Institute of Adult Education. These 
courses are open to the public. 

Professor Bernstein will offer a series 
of lectures entitled "Music and People" 
which will encompass fo'ir aspects of mu- 
sic: "The Language of Music". "You. the 

Public". "The Interpretive Mind". "The 
Creative Mind". His course will meet on 
Tuesday evenings. May 6 to May 27. 

"America in a World Framework" will 
be the topic of Dr. Lerner's course. In it 
he will explore the nature of the American 
civilization and the direction of American 
policy within the framework of forces and 
idea systems in the modern world. Dr. 
Lerner's course will meet on Wednesday 
evenings. May 14 to June 4. 





Completing its first four-year under- 
graduate cycle. Brandeis I niversitv will 
hold its historv-niaking initial Commence- 
ment Exercises Monday. June 16. 1952. 
These Exercises will mark the coming of 
age of the nations first Jewish-founded 
nonsectarian university. With the grant- 


Dr. Frank Aydelotte. elder statesman of 
the pioneers of modern American edu- 
cation and one of the foremost educators 
in the United States today, will deliver 
the principal address at the first Com- 
mencement Exercises of Brandeis. 

Formerly a professor of English at the 
University of Indiana and M. I. T.. the 
noted educator was president of Swarth- 
more College for nineteen years. He 
became the first director of Princeton 
University's Institute of Advance Study 
in 1939. During World War II, he was 
chairman of the committee on scientific 
personnel for the governments Office of 
Scientific Research and Development. 

Dr. Aydelotte is the autht)r and editor 
of more than a dozen books and has 
contributed numerous articles on English 
literature, education and public affairs 
to leading periodicals. 

ing of degrees to 102 seniors. Brandeis 
will take its place in the ranks of the 
nation's centers of higher learning. 

The University will hold its first Bac- 
calaureate Exercises in Nathan Seifer 
Hall. Saturday. June 14. 

The first senior class will march down 
the stately walks of the Library Triangle 
June 16. to receive the degree of Bachelor 
of Arts. Chairman of the Board of Trus- 
tees George Alpert. and President Abram 
L. Sachar will present the diplomas. Pro- 
fessor Max Lerner. representing the Fac- 
ulty Committee on Awards, will present 
awards to outstanding students. 

Marshal of the Aides for Commence- 
ment week will be Harold Sherman Gold- 
berg. Osborne Earle. associate professor of 
English, as Marshal for the University, 
will lead the faculty procession in the 
Commencement Exercises. At the head of 
the student procession will be Gustav 
Ranis, president of the senior class, who 
will be Marshal of the students. 

Foster .4Iuiiini Plans 

The Conmienceinent Exercises will be 
preceded on campus by a four-da\ Festi- 
val of the Creative Arts, and will be fol- 
lowed by meetings of the L niversitys 
foster alumni. It is expected that every 
State in the I nion will be represented. 

Commenvetnpttt Week Calendar 

Thursday, June 12, 1952 

Openinc Svmposm m of thf. Fkstival of Thk Creativk Arts: Adolph I llman 

Friday. June 13, 1952 
Festival Art Showing: Nathan Seifer Hall 
Festival Jazz Symposium: Adolph Ullman Amphitheatre 
Senior Prosi: Pinebrook Cointry Clib 

Saturday, June 14, 1952 
Baccalalibe.ate Exercises; Nathax Seifer Hall 
Festival Poetry Readixcs; Adolph Ullman Amphitheatre 
Festival Theatre Evening: Adolph Ullman Amphitheatre 

Sunday, |une 15. 1952 
Festival Film Symposrm: Nathan Seifer Hall 
Festival Concert; Adolph Ullman Amphitheatre 
Senior Class Banquet 

Closing Symposium of the Festival of the Creative Arts: Adolph Ullman 

Monday, June 16, 1952 
Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees; President's Office 
Commencement Exercises: Library Triangle 
First Annual Meeting. Brandeis Alumni Association 
Pre-Convention Meeting. National Women's Committee Executive Board 
Joint Banquet of the National Women's Committee Conference and the 
Second Annual Assembly of the Brandeis Associates: Library Triangle 

Tuesday, June 17, 1952 

Business Sessions, National Women's Committee Conference; on Campus 
Business Sessions of the Second Annual Assembly of the Brandeis Asso- 
ciates; on Campus 

Wednesday. |une 18, 1952 
All Day Business Sessions. National Wcimin's Committee Conference: on Campus 





























3:00 P.M 



All Day 



Mrs. Carl Spector 

The Fourth An- 
nual Conference of 
the National Wo- 
men's Committee 
will be convened on 
June 16. immedi- 
ately following the 
Commencement Ex- 
ercises. With Mrs. 
Carl Spector serving 
as chairman, the conference will consist 
of a national board meeting, a banquet 
for the delegates, and two days of inten- 
sive business meetings. The delegates will 
be addressed hv members of the I'niver- 
sity administration and will participate in 
classes conducted by faculty members. A 
"back-to-college" evening on June 17 will 
feature classes in literature and languages, 
semetics and science, social sciences and 

The Brandeis Associates will hold their 
Second National Assembly on campus 
under the general 
chairmanship of 
Milton Kahn. na- 
tional chairman. 
Delegates to the as- 
sembly will attend 
a joint banquet with 
inenibers of the Na- 
tional Wo m en's 
Committee. Mrs. 
Irving Abrams. national president of the 
Women's Committee, and Mr. Kahn will 
address the assembled foster alumni. Liai- 
son chairman for the Associates will be 
Sidney Kaye. a member of the Greater 
Boston Associates Chapter which will act 
as host chapter. 

Trustees, Fellows Meet 

The entire Board of Trustees will also 
assemble on campus for the Commence- 
ment program. In addition to its partici- 
pation in the Commencement Exercises, 
the Board will hold its annual Business • 
Meeting on June 16. 

The newly-appointed Fellows of the 
LTniversitv will meet for the first time 
during Commencement week at the home 
of President Abram L. Sachar. The first 
Conference of the Fellows w ill be a dinner 
meeting on Sunday. June lr>. 

Milton Kahn 

A section of seats will be reserved at 
Commencement Exercises for members 
of the National Women's Committee, 
the Brandeis Associates, the Brandeis 
Athletic Association, and the Friends 
of The School of Music. Requests for 
tickets should be addressed to the 
Committee on Commencement, Bran- 
deis University. Members are urged 
to send for their tickets as soon as 




Mtiic Blitzstein 

Two world premieres will highlight the first Festival of the Crea- 
tive Arts June 12 to 15 in the new Adolph Ullman Amphitheatre, 
llnder the direction of conductor-composer Leonard Bernstein, the 
Festival will present an integrated and sustained inquiry into the 
present state of all the creative arts: music, drama, dance, poetry 
and art. ''Trouble in Tahiti''. Leonard Bernstein's new opera, and 
Marc Blitzstein's adaptation of Kurt Weill's "Threepenny Opera" will 
be premiered. Featured at the Festival will be an exhibit of the 
University's art treasures and members of the Boston Symphony 
Orchestra at idl musical performances. 

Thursday, June 12. 1952 


James Johnson Sweeney, noted art 
;ritic, and Professor Ludwig Lewisohn 
vill be among the leading figures in the 
lontemporarv arts who will set the stage 
'or a gala Festival. They will open with 
I symposium on "An Inquiry into the 
'resent State of the Creative Arts" mod- 
srated by Leonard Bernstein. They will 
;lose the Festival on Sunday evening 
vith a filial symposium to crystallize their 


"Trouble in Tahiti". Leonard Bern- 
itein's new opera, written especially for 
he occasion, will have its world premiere 
ollow ing the panel discussion. Conducted 
y Mr. Bernstein, featured soloists will be 
ell Tansenian and David Atkinson. 

Friday. June 13, 1952 


A unique group of art films from many 
nations will signal the second morning of 
he Festival. Discussions will be led by 
Brandeis' artist, Mitchell Siporin. 

/■///•; DOMJR AM) THE IJIKK<.T()K . . . 
Iiliil/ili idlman, prominent Bostonian. examines 
I'liirprints of the Adolph Ullman Amphitheatre 
iiilh Leanard Bernstein. 

Friday. |unc 13. 1952 


The historical side of jazz and be-bop 
and their impact u])on our society will be 
presented at the afternoon jazz sympo- 
sium, moderated bv Leonard Bernstein. 

Participants will include John Mehegan 
of the Juilliard School of Music. George 
Simons and Barry Ulanov of Metronome, 
Leonard Feather of Downbeat, disc jock- 
ey, Nat Hentoff, George Wein of "Story- 
ville," Boston's jazz center, and Lenny 
Tristano. top modern jazz group leader. 


Subscriptions are now being accepted 
for the Festival of the Creative Arts. 
The series price of $12.00 for the gen- 
eral reserved and $18.00 for the spon- 
sors' reserved sections entitles one to 
admission to all Festival events. 
Checks should be made payable to 
Brandeis University and mailed to the 
Festival of the Creative Arts Commit- 
tee. Seats will be allocated in order 
of applications received. 

Karl Shapiro 

Saturday, June 14, 1952 


Three of America's 
influential poets will 
be present in the aft- 
ernoon to offer poetry 
readings and interpre- 
tations of their work. 
A brilliant poet 
who achieved recog- 
nition during the war, 
Karl Shapiro first 
gained fame with his jioems written under 
combat in New Guinea. 

Peter Viereck, one of the nations force- 
ful poets, is by profession an historian. 
His first book of poems won the Pulitzer 
Prize in 1949: his zest, wit and gift for 
lyricism have received wide acclaim. 

William Carlos 
Williams, a practis- 
i n g physician, has 
I) e e n a celebrated 
poet for a generation. 
Despite his busy pro- 
fessional life, he has 
found time to pro- 
duce poetry widely 



Saturday, June 14, 1952 

Arthur Fiedler and Merre Cunningham 

. <:. II illiiims 

Drawing upon all of its varied compo- 
nents. Theatre Night will present a rich 
and colorful integration of drama, dance, 
music and decor. 

The beautiful choral ballet, "Les Noces" 
by Stravinsky, rarely performed in the 
United States, will be staged. Arthur 
Fiedler, founder and leader of the Boston 
"Pops" Orchestra, will prepare the Arthur 
Fiedler Chorus for the musical back- 
ground. Choreography will be executed 
by faculty member Merce Cunningham, 
former soloist with Martha Graham, who 
will dance the lead in the ballet. 

iMusique Concrete, a concatenation of 
music and sound by Pierre Schaeffer. 
leading exponent of this experimental ap- 
proach to music, will be presented with 
a modern dance interpretation by Mr. 

The world premiere of Marc Blitzstein's 
adaptation of Kurt Weill's "Threepenny 
Opera" will be presented on Theatre Night 
with Mr. Blitzstein as narrator. Distin- 
guished as both a composer and play- 
wright. Mr. Blitzstein will direct the Opera 
for the Festival. Lotte Lenya, formerly 
married to the late Kurt Weill, will sing 
one of the leading roles. 

Sunday, June 15. 1952 


A program of contemporar\ concert 
music with members of the Boston Sym- 
phony Orchestra conducted by Leonard 
Bernstein is scheduled for the afternoon 
as a tribute to honor the late Serge Kous- 
sevitsky, who served as consultant in 
music to Brandeis. 

I'ealured selections on the program 
will include F5enjamin Britten's "Serenade 
jor Tenor and Horn" with David Lloyd as 
tenor soloist. Aaron Copland's "Concerto 
for Clarinet" with David Oppenheim as 
soloist, and Irving Fine's "Nolturno for 
Strinns and Harp", written in memory of 
Dr. Koussevilskv. 




Joseph I' 

The main class- 
room building on the 
Brandeis campus will 
shortly be named the 
Clara and Joseph 
Ford Science Hall as 
a tribute to the es- 
teemed Boston couple. 
Friends of the Fords 
contributed the funds 
last year in honor of Joseph Ford's six- 
tieth birthday. 

Mr. Ford is president and treasurer of 
the Ford Manufacturing. Inc. A member 
of the corporation of Northeastern Uni- 


Evidence of a strong bulwark in life 
memberships in the Brandeis Women's 
Committee was demonstrated recently at a 
life membership tea of 80 women at the 
home of Mrs. Joseph Hoodin. in Cincin- 
nati. Clarence Q. Berger, executive as- 
sistant to the president, was quest speaker. 

Chapter Chairman Mrs. Philip Meyer, 
national vice president of the Brandeis 
foster alumni group, reports that of 700 
members in the Cincinnati Chapter. 104 
are life members. 

Committee members responsible for the 
fast-growing numbers of life members 
are Chairmen Mrs. David Joseph, Sr., Mrs. 
Bess Moskowitz, Mrs. Sidney Meyers, Mrs. 
Hoodin, Mrs. Alfred Friedlander, Sr., and 
Mrs. Sidney Weil. 




.SOO new members swelled the ranks of 
the Friends of the School of Music as a 
result of a highly successful meeting for 
Brandeis at Boston's Hotel Somerset. 

Boris Goldovsky and members of the 
New England Opera Company performed 
for the assembly: speakers included 
Adolph Ullman. honorary chairman of The 
Friends of The School of Music, and Mark 
Werman. the organization's chairman. 

Mrs. Paul T. Smith chaired the meeting 
at the Somerset, with Mrs. Ruth Wein 
as co-chairman. Assisting in the planning 
and conducting of the meeting were Mrs. 
Mandel Green, treasurer, and Mrs. Ber- 
nard Robinson who chaired the organiza- 
tional meeting. 

Next on the agenda of the Friends is 
a gala reception for composer-conductor 
Leonard Bernstein. 

versity. he is a trustee of Boston's Beth 
Israel Hospital, a member of the Board of 
Managers of the Boston Dispensary, and a 
trustee of the Boston Chamber of Com- 

The Science Hall, scene of classes, 
laboratories, lectures and meetings from 
early morning until Adult Education lec- 
tures end at night, will be the second 
facility which bears the name of the treas- 
urer of the Brandeis Board of Trustees 
and his wife. A previous benefaction 
from Mr. Ford made possible the Clara 
and Joseph Ford Speech Laboratory, for 
speech instruction. 

Serving on the Sponsoring Committee 
of last year's birthday dinner which raised 
the Ford Fund were Edward A. Nathan- 
son, chairman: Morris S. Shapiro, chair- 
men of the Dinner Committee and mem- 
ber of the Brandeis Board of Trustees, 
Frank Casty. Hyman S. Glass. Arthur 
Shactman. David I. Rosenberg, and 
Edward Marcus. 


The Joseph Brindis Teaching Fellow- 
ship in Music, named for the late com- 
munity leader of Milwaukee and Tucson. 
Ariz., has been established at Brandeis. 
The Fellowship was created by a group of 
friends in Tucson. 

Mr. Brindis. who headed the Marilyn 
Shoe Company of Milwaukee, is survived 
by his wife and son and daughter-in-law. 
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Brindis. all of Milwau- 
kee. For ten years Mr. Brindis was head 
of the Milwaukee Orphan Home. His 
interest in music led his friends to estab- 
lish a memorial to him in the form of a 
teaching fellowship in music. 


The Greater Miami Women's Commit- 
tee scored a double hit at their annual 
meeting with a special performance of 
Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King 
and F" and a dessert luncheon at fashion- 
able Ciros Restaurant. 

Mrs. Harold Turk, chapter president 
and chairman of the meeting, served as 
narrator. Mrs. 1. Leo Fishbein. a mem- 
ber of the Miami Women's Committee 
Chapter, was pianist of the production, 
along with professional performers. 

Over 42.5 women were assembled as 
guest speaker Clarence Q. Berger, execu- 
tive assistant to the president at Brandeis, 
installed a new slate of officers. 


The nation-wide drive to enroll charter 
Life Members of Brandeis foster alumni 
gained impetus as 25 Greater Boston com- 
munity leaders and their wives added 
their names to the growing list. 

New charter Life Members of the Bran- 
deis Associates are James J. Axelrod. Mr. 
and Mrs. Jack Berman. Matthew Berman. 
Samuel Bornstein, Mr. and Mrs. Frank 
Casty. Max Chernis, Hyman Cohen, 
Reuben Gryzmish. Mr. and Mrs. Morey 
Hirsch. Milton Kahn. Kivie Kaplan. 
Abraham L. Kaye. Sidney Kaye. George 
Kopelman. Joseph M. Linsey. Bernard 
Marglin. Dr. Max Ritvo. Mr. and Mrs. 
Maurice H. Saval. Mr. and Mrs. Meyer 
Saxe. Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Schwartz, 
Morris S. Shapiro. Albert H. Slater, Mr. 
and Mrs. Herman Vershbow. Albert H. 
Wechsler. and Robert R. Yusen. 

Lauding the enthusiastic response of 
the Boston Associates. Morris S. Shapiro, 
chairman of the evening, declared that 
"the eagerness with which men here are 
enrolling augurs well for the University 
across the nation." 



New Brunswick. N. J., women are now 
authorized to organize on a county-wide 
level, it was disclosed recently by Mrs. 
Irving Sosin. chairman of the New Bruns- 
wick chapter, shortly after an annual 
membership tea. 

Fifty new members enrolled as a result 
of the meeting at which Emanuel M. Gil- 
bert, director of public affairs spoke. 

Officers protem with Mrs. Sosin are Co- 
cliairman Mrs. Arnold Rosenthal; Record- 
ing secretary Mrs. Samuel Fuller; Mrs. 
Harry Kroll, treasurer; and Mmes. Mor- 
ton S. Brody and Herman Hoffman, mem- 
bership chairmen. 


SIONAL RECORD oj the complete file recently 
acquired by the Iniversity through a special 
subvention from the National Women's Commit- 
tee, are Dr. Max Lerner and Dr. Merrill Peter- 
son. This stenographic record reveals debates of 
vital issues in both Houses of Congress from 
1789 through 1951. 



I II F. PLAN . . . Trustee Meyer Jaffe (right) and 
h. David Berkowitz, Director of University 
"liinriing, view the construction work of the first 
lonnitory of Hamilton Quadrangle as it ivas 
'iring built last fall. 

'///•; KE ILITV . . . Gullantly assisting the lady 
o move into the completed dormitory is Gene 
xinzi. "5.5. Murjorie Forteous, '54, was one of 
' I'l women students who recently took up resi- 
lience in the yet unnamed building. 

I Students, professors, and office workers 
)ecanie truck drivers, porters, and "side- 
valk superintendents" as Brandeis took a 
lay off from the academic routine to settle 
new dormitory. Heavy convoys of bi- 
sycles, cars, wagons, and trucks crowded 
he campus all day, while inside an ultra- 
nodern building — the yet unnamed dor- 
nitory which is the first section of Hamil- 
on Quadrangle to be completed — 
iveryone pitched in to move women stu- 
ients and their baggage into their new 
JoUege home. 

Due to critical shortages of material, 
Brandeis was unable to provide perma- 
lent living quarters for all its students 
ntil the construction of the new $.500,000 
Yemen's dormitory this year. Compris- 
ng two wings, the building contains three 
loors and a basement. In the basement 
ire a large recreation room, a music room, 
ind a fully-equipped laundry. 


One of the twelve dormitories at Bran- 
deis shortly will be named in honor of 
Nathan and Ida A. Schwartz of Boston. 

The building to be named for the prom- 
inent philanthropist and his wife is a 
beautiful landmark on the 181-acre Bran- 
deis campus. An impressive stone struc- 
ture, the dormitory houses men students 
and a faculty resident. On the first floor 
is a comfortably appointed lounge fur- 
nished in modern decor, which overlooks 
the University tennis courts and a sloping 
wooded area of the campus. 

Nathan Schwartz long has been a leader 
in communal and philanthropic affairs of 
Greater Boston. A trustee of the Com- 
bined Jewish Appeal and several agencies 
affiliated with the 
Associated Jewish 
Philanthropies of 
Boston, Mr. 
Schwartz is presi- 
dent of Allied Con- 
tainer Corporation. 
1 n addition t o 
providing the Uni- \„//,„„ >,l,wartz 

versity with the 

Nathan and Ida A. Schwartz Hall, the well- 
known Boston couple long have been 
active friends of the University. Mrs. 
Schwartz is a life member of the National 
Women's Connnittee. Mr. Schwartz is an 


Brandeis is being featured with other 
leading Nev/ England colleges on the 
menus of the New York Central Rail- 
road. Bills of fare in dining cars 
along the Boston and Albany route 
display three distinctive pictures of the 
Waltham Campus, one of which is an 
original etching of the Castle designed 
by the distinguished artist Vernon 
Howe Bailey. 

Associates life member. Recently he em- 
barked upon a one-man campaign to en- 
roll fellow life members for Brandeis in 
Miami, and scored noteworthy success. 

With the expansion of dormitory facili- 
ties by the Nathan and Ida A. Schwartz 
Hall, the total of Brandeis University stu- 
dents living on campus has risen to 92%. 
Women live in Smith Hall, the Castle, and 
the new dormitory which is the first unit 
of Hamilton Quadrangle. Men live in 
Schwartz Hall. Ridgewood Cottages, and 
tlie five modern units of Ridgewood Quad- 

In order that the high percentage of 
students living on campus may be con- 
tinued, the University is planning to in- 
crease its dormitory facilities to house a 
future increase in student enrollment. 


Supporters of the Cleveland Chapter of 
the Brandeis Women's Committee gave a 
resounding reply to the call for new mem- 
bers to help build the University, at the 
first annual luncheon meeting of the Cleve- 
land group. The chapter reported that 
its recent drive brought membership to 
more than 1.000. Miss Marie Syrkin, 
lecturer in humanities at Brandeis. de- 
livered the featured address. 

The three women who led the chapter 
in securing new enrollment. Mrs. Robert 
Kohn, Mrs. Samuel Laderman and Mrs. 
Sanford Schwartz, received prizes for 
their diligent efforts. 

The adoption of the b\-la\vs at the 
meeting signalled the official constitution 
of the Cleveland Chapter. 

Mrs. Alvin Spiegel, vice president, pre- 
sided at the meeting. A crew of door host- 
esses cooperated on arrangements to 
make the luncheon meeting an outstand- 
ing success. 

SWING . . . Community leaders in the 
Empire State Capitol city formed a 
Ihandeis Associates Chapter at a dinner 
for Ihandeis in Albany's De Witt Clinton 
Hotel, enrolling .55 Associates in their 
first membership list. Pictured at the 
Albany affair are left to right, seated: 
Richard Levi, Slate Supreme Court 
Justice I sudor e Bookstein; standing: 
Samuel E. Arononitz. chairman of ihe 
Albany Commillec. and Milton Kahn, 
iiiilioniil chnirniun of the Associates. 




National support for scholarship assistance at Brandeis University is building in momentum with 
the recently created scholarships for students. Donors from all over the United States are rendering 
assistance to deserving students. "The munificence of our benefactors is heart-warming," declared 
Morris S. Shapiro, chairman of the Trustee Scholarship Committee, "but these contributions are 
only a beginning in filling the tremendous gap of the University's needs to render assistance to 
talented worthy students." The following scholarships have been established recently: 

Morris S. Shapiro 

GLASS FAAIILY scholarship endowment fund 
by Mssrs. and Mines. Hyman S. and Fred M. 
Glass of Newton, Mass.; 

HAROLD CHARLES ROLFE memorial schol- 
arship granted by Mrs. R. A. Selig-Schleuter of 
Oak Ridge, Tenn., in memory of her nephew; 

memorial scholarship endowment fund created 
by the Mount Scopus Lodge, A. F. and A. M., 
of Maiden, Mass. in memory of Dr. George K. 
Gordon, eighth master; 

ABNER SURREY SCHWARTZ scholarship en- 
dowment fund established by Mr. and Mrs. 
Morris Schwartz of New York City as a memorial 
to their son; 

IDA ARONOVITZ scholarship established by 
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Swig of San Francisco, 
in honor of the 80th birthday of Mrs. Ida Aron- 

B.4LDAC HILLS scholarship fund established 
by the Baldac Hills Scholarship Committee for 
Brandeis University in Pittsburgh, to provide 
annual scholarships for studenrs from the Tri 
State area; 

CHARLES DALEBROOK memorial scholarship 
established in memory of an outstanding com- 
munity leader by the Franklin D. Roosevelt 
Lodge and Women's Chapter of B'nai BVith to 
be given annuallv to a student from the Forest 
Hills High School of Forest Hills, N. Y.; 

AARON DANIELS memorial scholarship estab- 
lished by Mr. and Mrs. Lewis B. Daniels of 
Detroit, in memory of Aaron Daniels: 

ROLAND L. DeHAAN scholarship in the field 
of .•\merican civilization, established in memory 
of Roland L. DeHaan by Mr. and Mrs. Siul 
Greenspan of Manchester, N. H.; 

J-^.MES DOLINSKY' memorial scholarship es- 
tablished by the Mayflower Village of Cleveland, 
in memory of James Dolinsky; 

I. IRVING FIELD memorial scholarship estab- 
lished in memory of I. Irving Field by his 
daughters, Mrs. Robert Wolfson of St. Louis, 
and Mrs. Leonard Strauss of Kansas City; 

New Brunswick scholarship established by the 
University's friends in New Brunswick, N. J.; 

GEORGE E. GOLDBERG scholarship estab- 
lished by Mr. George E. Goldberg of Detroit; 

BENJA.Ml.N HARRIS scholarship given by .Mr. 
Benjamin Harris of Chicago; 

ARTHUR J. ISRAEL memorial scholarships 
given by Mrs. Arthur J. Israel of Los .\ngeles in 
memory of her husband; 

SAM JACOBS scholarship established by Mr. 
Sam Jacobs of Long Island City, N. Y'. ; 

H. H. AND GERTRUDE KLEIN foundation 
scholarship created by the H. H. and Gertrude 
Klein Foundation of New York: 

NOR.M.VN LEVTNE memorial scholarship given 
by the Haym Solomon Chapter \Z\ #255 of 
Bnai Brith, Dorchester, Mass.. in memory of 
Norman Levine; 


scholarship established by Messrs. Charles Levy 
and Julian J. .\resty of Trenton, N. J.; 

DARWIN LUNTS memorial scholarship estab- 
lished as a memorial to Darwin Lunts by Mr. 
Bailey T. Ozer of Shaker Heights, Ohio; 

ANTONIO MAGLIOCCO scholarship created by 
Mr. .\ntonio Magliocco of Brooklyn; 

.\BE MARK scholarship created by Mr. -\be 
Mark of Van Nuys, Calif.; 

CHARLOTTE MARKOFF scholarship contrib- 
uted bv Mrs. Charlotte Markoff of New Rochelle, 

N. Y.; 

RUTH STRICKER memorial scholarship estab- 
lished by Mr. Irving B. Meyerhoff of Chicago as 
a memorial to his parents and sister; 

established by .Mr. and Mrs. David Phillips of 
.Miami Beach; 

RAY.MOND E. REITMAN scholarship estab- 
lished by Mr. Raymond E. Reitman of Newark, 
to be awarded to a senior majoring in political 
science ; 

CARL ROSEN scholarship created by Mr. Carl 
Rosen of Boston, Mass.; 

ROTTER SPEAR COMPANY scholarship estab- 
lished by this company of Cleveland; 

contributed by Mr. and Mrs. .Morris Schaver o( 
Detroit for an Israeli student to study at Bran- 
deis or a Brandeis student to go to Israel; 

SEYMOUR B. SCHNECK scholarship estab- 
lished by Post No. 500 of the Jewish War 
Veterans of the United States, New York City; 

SCHWEITZER scholarship established by Mr. 
Louis Schweitzer ol New York City to aid a 
student majoring in chemistry; 

M.\CK SEPLER scholarship contributed by Mr. 
.Mack Sepler of New York; 

MR. AND MRS. JACOB SHER scholarship con- 
tributed by -Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Sher of Miami 
Beach ; 

SAR.\ .SILVERM.AN memorial scholarship con- 
tributed by -Mr. Jerome L. Silverman of Newark, 
in memory of his mother; 

educational foundation scholarship established 
by Solar Steel Corp. of Cleveland, for students 
primarily of that area; 

DAVID AND LOUIS SPATZ scholarship estab- 
lished by Mssrs. David and Louis Spatz of 

TOUCHDOWN CLUB of Arlington scholarship 
to be awarded to a student from .\rlington, 
Mass. ; 

arship established by Dr. and Mrs. Joseph M. 
Weidberg of .Miami Beach; 

FRED.V \^ FINER memorial scholarship estab- 
lished by her friends in Los Angeles on the 
second anniversary of her death; 

NED WEISBERG scholarship contributed by 
.Ned Weisberg of Newark, to be awarded to a 
a senior majoring in political science; 

RICHARD WELLING memorial scholarship 

established by the National Self Government 

Committee of New York in memory of its 

A. J. WILNER scholarship contributed by Mr. 
.\. J. Wilner of Newark; 

CALMAN J. ZAMOISKI scholarship established 
by Mr. Caiman J. Zamoiski of Baltimore. 


Over 170 women of Bridgeport staged 
one of the most productive organizational 
meetings in Connecticut Women's Com- 
mittee history recently at the home of Mrs. 
Phillip Friend: 31 annual and 4 life 
members were enrolled. 

Chairman Mrs. Leonard Friend intro- 
duced guest speaker Emanuel M. Gilbert, 
director of public affairs. 

Success of the buffet luncheon was due 
to the splendid cooperation of hostesses 
Mmes. Maurice I. Bakunin. Leon Rosen- 
baum, David Gold, Sterling M. Berman. 
James Breiner, Harvey Bresler, Walter 
Breslav and Arnold Tower. 

. . . Leading Chicago men, 
prominent in the Liquor, Wine 
and Spirits Industry, are now 
forming a committee to spon- 
sor an Associates dinner. 
Seated (lejt to right) are Al 
Singer of Calvert Distributors 
Corporation and Jacob Sabitt 
of Sclienley Distributors, Inc.; 
standing. Samuel L. Golan oj 
Golan and Golan. Brandeis 
.Athletic Director Benny Fried- 
man, and David Singer o) 
Renfield Importers. 




Over 100 women were on hand at the 
installation of Mrs. Simon R. Cohen as 
iresident of the Syracuse Chapter of the 
Srandeis Women's Committee at a meet- 
ing in the Carriage House of the Corin- 
Ihian Club. Elected to serve with Mrs. 
"nhen were Mrs. Benjamin Sagenkahn. 
xpcutive vice president: Mrs. George 
nildstein. vice president in charge of 
inigramming; and Mrs. Ira Silverstein, 
ire president in charge of membership. 

The officers were installed in a colorful 
'premony featuring corsages of different 
liiwors for each officer, with a poem de- 
rriliing the flowers. 

(^uest speaker was University Director 
if Public Affairs Emanuel M. Gilbert who 
poke on "Youth on the Brandeis 


Mso elected by the women were Mrs. 
V^her Markson, corresponding secretary: 
lis. Phillip Menter. recording secretary: 
Irs. Donald Herr. treasurer: Mrs. Irving 
'iilien. financial secretary: Mrs. Phillip 
lillsberg. assistant financial secretary: 
[md Mrs. Maurice Shapess. auditor. 


Dedication exercises of the Mark A. 
and Ida Edison Biological Laboratory 
were marked by a large attendance of 
friends of the University who recently 




Prominent citizens and leaders of 
Springfield, Mass.. have indicated their 
support to the nationwide allegiance to 
Brandeis University, with the recent 
organization of their new Associates 
Chapter of 60 members. 

Chaired by A. Leo Cohen of the Cen- 
tury Holding Co., vice chairmen included 
Sanmel P. Black, Max Katz, Louis Laven 
and Jack Popkin. National Chairman 
Milton Kahn was present at this inaugural 

Dr. Abram L. Sachar addressed the 
new group and welcomed the Springfielrl 
Associates chapter. Mr. Kahn also ad- 
dressed the meeting which was held at 
Springfield's Highland Hotel. 

gathered to witness the ceremonies which 
opened the newly endowed laboratory. 

Named for the late shoe industry leader 
and his wife of St. Louis, Mo., the Edison 
Biological Laboratory will contain com- 
plete modern facilities for advanced bi- 
ology study and for faculty and student 

The newly-dedicated Laboratory is lo- 
cated in Sydeman Hall, which houses all 
of the University's scientific research 

The Laboratory is the benefaction of 
Mark Edison of Nevrton, Mass., cousin 
of the late St. Louis philanthropist; Sam- 
uel Breitman of Chelsea: John H. Gold- 
berg of Brookline. George E. Shapiro. 
Louis Shapiro. Arthur Shapiro and Saul 
Shapiro of Lewiston and Auburn, Me. 

"I have every hope that Brandeis 
LIniversity, through the fine facilities of 
the Mark A. and Ida Edison Laboratory, 
will make some contribution, however 
small, to the progress of civilization," Dr. 
Saul Cohen, chairman of the University 
School of Science, stated in his address 
to the group. 

Gins . . 

• From Tfie Brandeis University Book Store 


Tough and duroble, these stuffed animals in Brandeis 
colors are ideal toys for children. Dachshund, $2.00; 
Kangaroo and Skunk, $2.50 each. 


Large 16-ounce crockery beer mugs with Brandeis seal 
make handsome decorations on mantelpiece. Small 
size mugs can be used as cigarette containers. Large 
mug, $3.00, medium, $1.50 and small mug, $1.00. 

Daniels Printing Co., Boston 


CIGARETTE BOX. Holds both king size 
and conventional cigarettes- The interior is 
cork lined to keep cigarettes in perfect condi* 
tion. $9.95. COASTERS. Handsome two-tone 
bronze is specially treated; will not be affected by 
burns or alcohol. Set of 8: $7. 9 5, single coasters: $1.00 

CAMPUS STORE Brana^ls inhorsUy. M'althant. MatiH. 

Enclosed find check (money order) for_ 

Please send me: 



Q Skunk [I Coasters (set of 8) 

Q] Dachshund Q] Beer Mug (Small) 

[~] Kangaroo [ ] Beer Mug (Medium) 

p] Cig. Box [_]J Beer Mug (Large) 

(Please make checks payoble to Brandeis University. Add 25 cents for cost of hondling and mailing.) 


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Jack M. Kaplan 
A benefaction 

The Jack M. Kap- 
lan Chair in Com- 
parative Literature 
has been established 
at Brandeis Univer- 
s i t y . the twelfth 
chair endowed a t 
Brandeis in a period 
of less than four 

of the J. 

M. Kaplan 

Fund, the Chair will subsidize a full pro- 

fessorship and a teaching assistant or re- 
search materials each year. 

Officers of the J. M. Kaplan Fund are 
Jack M. Kaplan, president of the Welch 
Grape Juice Company, for whom the chair 
is named: Maurice Levin of the same 
firm: and Henry Kaplan of Welch's Wine 
and Quality Importers, Inc. The three 
brothers reside in New York. 

Dr. Ludwig Lewisohn, professor of 
comparative literature, will occupv the 
Kaplan Chair. 


PLANS for the University at the 
first annual dinner of the Phila- 
delphia Associates are (left to 
right) Raymond Rosen, i^ice chair- 
man; guest speaker Dr. Alpheus T. 
Mason, Princeton University pro- 
fessor of jurisprudence; Hon. 
Joseph Sloane. chairman of the 
meeting; and Frederick R. Mann, 
executive committee member. Be- 
fore the meeting had ended, 250 
memhers had enrolled. .Samuel 
Daroff served as honorary chair- 
man; Milton Kahn, national chair- 
man of the Brandeis Associates 
addressed the group. Other chapter 
officers include Manuel .Sidkoff, 
chairman; Leonard E. Liss. sec- 
retary; and Gideon A. Frankill. 



Two Brandeis faculty members, Mitchelli 
Siporin. artist-in-residence. and Stephen 
Becker, teaching fellow in history, in their 
recent contributions to art and literature, 
have enhanced the reputation of the LIni- 
versity as a center of creative activity. 

Mr. Siporin's first Boston exhibition 
received wide acclaim from art critics and 
others who saw the 34 painting collection 
at the Boris Mirsky Gallery. "The Sipor- 
in paintings." stated the Christian Science 
Monitor, "maintain a link with mankind 
. . . they take shape as tableaux evocatively 
revealed in soft shadow or veiled light." 
Mr. Siporin. whose ])aintings are repre- 
sented in 16 museums throughout the 
Cduntry. is the recipient of numerous 
awards in art. 

Mr. Becker is author of "Season of the 
Stranger", "Harper Find Novel" for I9.5L 
This work won him acclaim from the 
Saturday Rcvieiv of Literature as one of 
the eight "fiction finds" of the year in a 
listing which includes James Jones, Wil- 
liam Styron and J. D. Salinger. Mr. 
Becker wrote his first novel after two 
years in China where he taught at the 
Tsun Hun L'niversity in Peking. 


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Gustav Ranis (Ze/f) as the 
first senior class presi- 
dent and Paul Levenson 
(right) first president of 
the Student Union lead 
the procession at the first 
historic Brandeis Uni- 
versity Commencement. 



Goodbye to ^ Class 

by Max Lerner 

I said goodbye yesterday to a class of a hundred students 
at Brandeis University with whom I have worked for the past 
three years. This is the week when Commencement oratory 
breaks out hke a rash across the face of American higher edu- 
cation. But when a college is still young, and when it is 
founded on the idea that a compromise with racism in selecting 
either students or faculty is a pact with the Devil, and when 
the edge of excitement in building everything fresh has not 
begun to wear off, the Commencement can be a moving thing. 

said he and his fellows didn't expect much of life, that they 
had no illusions any of them would set the world on fire, that 
it was a pretty bleak world anyway. It was the Generation 
Without Illusions talking. 

You couldn't deny its truth, and it must have echoed what 
most of the students felt — or thought they felt. It left us 
with a feeling of being cornered in a narrow corridor, with the 
exits blocked. 

The sun had been shining for a week, during which we held 
a magical festival of operettas and dance and poetry, Stra- 
vinsky and be-bop, under Leonard Bernstein's direction in the 
new amphitheatre. The sun was shining when we assembled 
for the awarding of the scrolls of parchment. As I looked at 
the parents, and saw how each father and mother pretended 
to be looking everywhere but actually had eyes for only one 
person in the whole crowd, I skipped a beat somewhere. 

Every week as a flying professor I take a plane to Boston, 
in about the time it would take me to get by subway to the 
middle reaches of Brooklyn, and after a two-day stretch on 
the campus at Waltham I fly back. But in a small college 
you get to know your students. And alas, they get to know 
you, with the fierce thoroughness with which a zoologist knows 
the bug he has been observing through the microscope. 

After they have had a professor around a while, the students 
come to accept him as they do leaky plumbing. 

And the teachers get a sneaking fondness for their students 
too. You watch them come in with freshman eagerness, and 
you agonize through all their phases — rebellious, sophisticated, 
esthetic, religious, cynical, defeatist, and all-knowing. You 
watch them go from phase to phase in dizzying succession, 
like a car you are supposed to be steering, but that gets out 
of hand and careens down the road steering you. And you 
end by hating to say Goodbye. 

The speech of the class president was a good one, but it 
was (I suppose) keyed to the prevailing student mood. He 

Then Eleanor Roosevelt rose to talk to the graduating 
class. She spoke of how the university was founded much as 
the whole country had been settled. "One of the things that 
made this country great," she said, "was that we were ready 
to adventure, to try new things of the mind and the spirit . . . 
You came into a world that is not an easy world to live in. 
You will find many things that are not what you hoped they 
would be." 

"It does no good," she went on, "to try to place the blame, 
or to feel badly about this — unless you are determined that 
you are yourselves going to do better than what has been 
done before. You say you will not set the world on fire. 
Perhaps not. But how does any one of you know that it may 
not be exactly he who does set at least your corner of the 
world on fire? For nobody knows who it may turn out to be 
who effects the change that counts." 

"Have the courage to be free," she ended. "Believe me, it 
takes courage. It is often easier to accept the offer of seciu-ity 
than to adventure . . . People who achieve things are rarely 
the secure. Adventure is always more interesting." 

This was a conversation between the generations. Curiously, 
it was the older one that was pleading for courage, and scorning 
security. I think what has happened to the college students 
of today is that they have seen so many dreams collapsing 
and so many wounds inflicted on the sensitive, that they have 
drawn a protective sheath around themselves. 

Who can blame them for a kind of animal wisdom that 
this shows? But they will learn in time that while people who 
try to light fires often get burned, they also with their blaze 
dispel some of the darkness. 


AUGUST, 1952 

NO. 5 

Offlcial Pul)Ii('atii)n of Brandeis I'liiver.'^ity piiblishetl 1 1 timi'.s a .voar (twice 
in ()clol>er and once in .lanuary. Marcli. .^pril. May. .lunf, .July. August. 
Si'iitcnilHT and DrcfnilHir) at Brandeis l^niversity, 41.5 South Street. 
Waltliani M, Mass. Entered as second rlass matter at the Post Offlee in 
Boston. Mass. 

Tlu* Board of Trustees: Cieorj^i' Alpert. (7?«/rHi«n.* .Joseph F. Ford, trrasurcr; 
Norman S Kalib. scrrcinrti; Mrs. Irvinu .Mirams. .lames . I. .A.xelrod, Meyer 

.laffe. Dudley Kimball, .Adele Rosenwald Levy. Isador Lubin, David K. 

Niles. .Joseph M. ProskauiT. Israel Rot-'osin. Elt^anor Roosevelt. .Jacob 

Shapiro. Morris S. Shapiro atui .Adolph rllman. 

President of Uic l'ni\ iTsit> : Dr. .■\l)rani L. .Saehar. 

Honorary (^liairman of llie Fellows of I lie rili\'ersitj . Hon. HerlK^rt H. 

Lehman: Cltairman of the F('ll(nvs of t lie I'niver.sity, Frank L. Weil. 

Etiilnr: V-av\ V. SchiK^k. 

More than 20,000 visitors 

from all parts of the nation flocked to witness 
the historic first Commencement Week at 
Brandeis University. The five-day 
program included the conferring of 
the University's first Academic 
degrees to the 101 members of 
the first graduating class, the dedica- 
tion of 17 additional facilities and the 
four-day Festival of the Creative Arts. 
At the conclusion of the five-day 
exercises and festival the constituent 
groups of Brandeis University held 
two-day business and planning 
meetings on the campus. 

ENROLLEE FOR 1970. Little Barrie takes 
it seriously when she is presented in minia- 
ture cap and gown to Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, 
left, by her mother, Mrs. Carol Yoblin. 
Barrie has her mind on the 1970 Brandeis reg- 
istration list. 

[left to rijiht standing) are 
Dudley F. Kimball, David K. 
Niles, James J. Axelrod, 
Morris Shapiro, Meyer Jaffe, 
Adolph Ullman and Jacob 
Shapiro. -Seated are lleft to 
risht) Mrs. Irving Abrams, 
Joseph F. Ford, Dr. Abram 
L. Sachar, Brandeis presi- 
dent, Mrs. Eleanor Roose- 
velt, George Alpert, chair- 
man, Norman ,S. Rabb and 
Mrs. Adele R. Levy. 

THE FKLLOWS OF BRANDEIS UNIVKRSITY. Gathered for their first hi.storic meeting on the campus, 
are {left to riuht. stainJinUi E. I. Goldstein. SI. Louis; Leonard Simons, Detroit; Charles H. Yalem, St. 
Louis; Samuel Rapaporle, Providence; Louis Aronslam, Atlanta; Herman Handmacher, Louisville; Dr. Julius 
Rogoff, Connecticut; Harold Turk. Miami Beach. Sealed, Hon. Joseph Sherbow, Baltimore; Dr. Joseph 
Frehling, Louisville; (leorge Alpert, president. Board of Trustees; Frank L. Weil, chairman. Board ofKelloHs: 
Dr. A. L. Sachar, president, Brandeis University; Miss Lulie 1). (Mildslein. California; Herman Weiner. Ohio. 

Historic March. 

Members of the Brandeis Board of Trustees and Commencement officials 
march to the University's first Commencement exercises. They are 
{left to fight] Mrs. Irving Abrams, Jacob Shapiro, Dudley F. Kimball, 
Meyer Jaffe, Joseph F. Ford, Norman S. Rabb, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, 
George Alpert, C. Ruggles Smith, Dean of Admissions and Registrar, and 
Osborne Earlc, Marshal of the University. 


Devcr, Massachusetts Governor, 
greets the first Brandeis graduating 
class with high praise for the Class 
and University's accomplishments. 


Levins Acker is given degree with Distinction in Drama and a 
handshake by Trustee Chairman George Alpert as Dr. Abram 
L. Sachar, president of the University, looks on. Mrs. Acker 
was the University's first graduate. 

L. Sachar congratulates Gl 
Ranis, graduating class presi 
after the student received th<l 
Summa Cum Laude honors il 
University's first senior class I 

INFORMAL (HAT. Mrs. Eleanor 
Roosevelt, former first lady and 
Brandeis Board of Trustees member, 
talks music with Composer-Conductor 
Leonard Bernstein on (he grassy Uni- 
versity campus between ceremonies. 

Shown above are some of the more 
than 8,000 friends of Brandeis Uni- 
versity who attended the historic 
conferring of the first academic 
degrees to the 101 graduates. 

CONSECRATED AT CEREMONIES. The site of the Mendel and Leah Berlin Memorial 
Chapel was consecrated in impressive ceremonies the day before Commencement. The 
architect's drawing below shows a suggested chapel concept as it will be incorporated as 
part of the University's 181-acre campus. The chapel is to be erected as a tribute to the 
late parents of Dr. David Berlin, prominent Boston surgeon; Mendel Berlin, a distinguished 
Hebrew scholar; and Mrs. Leah Berlin, a beloved mother in Israel. Expected to be com- 
pleted next year, the chapel was designed by the architectural firm of Harrison and .\bramo- 
vitz, New York, collaborators in the planning of the UN Secretariat Building in Manhattan. 


fital Testimony 

II the expansion of Brandeis University was given 
Liring Commencement Week when 17 additional 
iciUties were dedicated. The faciUties included 
le Joseph and Rebecca Aronson Library Room, the 
erwick Art Collection, the Jonas and Bessie Bronstein 
lemorial Lounge, the Matilda and Frank Casty Science 
aboratory, the Abraham Helperin Memorial Physical 
hemistry Laboratory, the Samuel and Yeva Proster- 
lan Lounge, the Frank Mack Research Laboratory, 
'he Heller Biological Laboratory, the Shelly- 
;evinson Music Room, and the George Simonoff 
nfirmary Room. Also dedicated were the Clara 
nd Joseph F. Ford Hall, the Nathan and Ida 
chwartz Hall and classrooms honoring Frieda and 
leo Feinberg, Oscar Grosberg, Nathan and Ella 
larris, Harry B. Smith and Celia Alch Smith. Earlier 
1 the month the beautiful Adolph UUman Amphi- 
heatre was appropriately dedicated in special exercises. 

DEDICATION, {left) Present at the dedication of the facility which bears their 
name were Clara and Joseph F. Ford during Commencement Week at the main 
entrance to Ford Hall. At the right are Ida and Nathan Schwartz for whom the 
men's dormitory, in front of which they stand, was named during impressive cere- 
monies when 17 additional Brandeis University facilities were dedicated. 

FORD HALL. One of the largest facilities dedicated 
at Brandeis I'nivcrsily during Commencement week 
ceremonies was the Clara and Joseph F. Fcrd Hall, at 
left. The majority of Brandeis classes are held here. 

SCHWARTZ HALL. Oiu' of the most imposing facili- 
ties dedicated during the historic Brandeis ( omnu-nce- 
ment Week is the Nathan and Ida Schwartz Hall, iihoie. 
The building provide.s dormitory housing for men sludcnls. 

OPERA, (lefd Marc Blitzstoin \standins.) watches a rehearsal of the first concert 
performance of Threepenny Opera. He is assisted by i foreg,round) Alan Sterman, 
Class of '52; Tharon Musser, technical director. DONOR, (right) Adolph Ullman 
(seated) chats with Jacob Gilbert, son-in-law to the late Justice Louis Dembitz 
Brandeis between scenes. Mrs. Ullman, wife of the donor of the Amphitheatre, is 
seated at the right. 

The First Annual Festival 

OF THE Creative Arts at Brandeis University 
featured the premieres of three striking and original 
musical works which received nation-wide at- 
tention. Wrote one outstanding critic: "Not in 
our time in this part of the country has there been 
any such comprehensive and knowing attempt to 
appraise and stimulate the arts of America." More 
than 3,100 spectators jammed the only just-finished 
Adolph Ullman Amphitheatre to see and hear the 
world premiere of Leonard Bernstein's opera Trouble 
in Tahiti; Marc Blitzstein's new English adaption 
of Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera; a new produc- 
tion of Les Noces. There was an outstanding per- 
formance of Pierre Schaeffer's Symphonie Pout 
Un Homme Seul, poetry, every type of American 
jazz, art fihns and discussions during the festival 

I.ITTl.E 0PF:RA. Nell Tanuiman is shown above 
in a scene from "Trouble in Tahiti", a little opera in 
seven scenes which won wide national attention. 


LES NOCES. Lovely costumes and graceful ballet blended 
with fine vocal work in (ho firsl local choreographed per- 
formance of Igor Stravinsky's choral ballet, "Les Noces". 

rWEEN-SESSIONS CHAT. Relaxing on campus from the Commencement Week 
ies are (left to risht) Mrs. Irving Abrams, president of the National Women's Com- 
tee of Brandeis University; Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, trustee; and Mrs. Carl Spector, 
eral chairman of the National Women's Committee for Brandeis Conference. 

Banquets and Plans 

As the last of the black-gowned first Brandeis 
alumni left the campus after four days of 
festivities, the University's constituent 
groups swung into action. Planning 
sessions, luncheon meetings, panel 
discussions and banquets were the order of 
the day. The campus saw meetings of the 
National Women's Committee, holding 
their Fourth Annual Conference; the 
Brandeis Associates meeting for the Second 
National Assembly; the Fellows of the 
University, holding their first formal 
gathering; and the Friends of the School 
of Creative Arts, in session shortly after 
changing their organization's name from 
the Friends of the School of Music. 

NATIONAL PRESIDENT. Mrs. Irving Abrams, at the 
microphone, gives her annual report to the Women's Com- 
mittee at the Fourth Annual Conference Dinner. 

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LIFE MEMBERS ENTERTAINED. University President Dr. Abram L. Sachar [above left) entertains officers at the Life Membership 
Luncheon. Shown (left to rinht) are Mrs. Edward Rose, national life membership chairman: Mrs. Max Katz, life member chairman 
for the Greater Boston Chapter; Mrs. Jack London, past Greater Boston life member chairman; Mrs. Herman A. Mintz, president of 
the Greater Boston Chapter; Dr. Sachar; Mrs. Harry A. Michaels, past national president of the National Women's Commillee; and 
Mrs. Abram L. Sachar, wife of the University's president. FUTURE PLANS. Plans in the making were discussed on campus by 
foster alumni officials (Pictured above, righti. Shuvtn (left to risht) are Mark Werman, past president of the Friends of (he .School 
of Creative Arts; Adolph Ullman, honorary chairman of the Creative Arts Committee; Mrs. Irving Abrams, president of the National 
Women's Committee; Milton Kahn, president of the Brandeis Associates; Frank L. Weil, chairman of the Fellows of the University. 



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Picture at left shows Brandeis 
President Dr. Abram L. Sachar 
and Professor Max Lerner talk- 
ing to (left to riiht) Mrs. Eli 
Goldstein and Mrs. William 
Sinkin of the San .4ntonio, 
Texas, chapter. Shown in picture 
at the right are Heft to rig,ht) 
Mrs. Joseph Pintchuck, Mrs. 
Sidney Janus and Mrs. Harold 
Marcus of the Atlanta, Ga., 
chapter, with Clarence Q. Berger. 
executive assistant to Dr. Sachar. 

Presents Collection 

Introduced i/f/fi at the Fourth National ( onference Dinner by Mrs. Carl 
Spector, National Women's Committee general chairman istandins at 
risht}. Mrs. Harry Zeitz. left at the microphone, prepares to formally present 
the special book collection to the Iniversily. iRisht) Crowds gather under 
large awning at the Fourth National (onference lunch. 


News-Review Issue 


Our Campus 

Research at Braudeis * 

Keonomies Without Mvstery 

The >ear Kasteru I'ulse 

Another SeaKon 

>ews of the I'uivcrsity 


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ON THE COVER: The ,pin, «/ ,md, 
and relaxation found in the Brandeis Uni- 
versity Library is captured by the camera' 
man who shows Gladys Zeller, Ctaaa of '55, 
silhouetted agaimt the sunshine. Miss Zelter 
is a resident of Lawrence^ Mass. 

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VOL. II NO. 7 OCTOBER. 1952 

Official PublicatioD of Brandeis Univereily published 11 limes a year (twice iu 
October and once in January, March, April, May, June. July. August. September 
and December) at Brandeis University. 415 South Street, Walthani 51, Mass. Entered 
us second class matter at the Post Office in Boston, Mass. Editor: Carl C. Schuck. 


There is no season when the scenic, hilly Brandeis Univer- 
sity campus is not beautiful. Perhaps one of the most 
beautiful seasons, however, is Fall when the students find 
the sunshine mellows the tang in the air, adds to the 
pleasure of living and, with its patterns of shadows and 
light on spacious lawns and multi-colored trees, makes a 
perfect setting for the University's buildings whether their 
design be modern or of medieval periods. 

»»» Researcl 


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J. HE TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM ROLE of a teaching center has al- 
ways been the primary concern of the faculty at Brandeis University, 
Today, however, a different approach to this phase of education is re- 
ceiving great impetus on the Brandeis campus — the problem of pure 

These twin approaches, classroom teaching and laboratory research, 
are creating a reputation of high calibre for the University. 

Typical of the research carried on here is the work of Dr. Albert' 
Kelner, assistant professor of biology and a nationally known research 
biologist. In his ct)mpact laboratory in Ford Hall, Dr. Kelner is con- 
ducting his experiments under a three-year research grant awarded 
recently by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes ol 
Health. U. S. Public Health Service. 

In 1949 Dr. Kelner discovered that certain wave lengths of visiMi 
light such as is found in ordinary daylight provides a partial antiddlr 
to ultra-violet ray death in the case, at least, of cells such as bacteria, 
molds and yeasts. Others have subsequently confirmed this findiiii.' 
for protozoa and the sperm and eggs of the sea urchin. 

Of vital importance is the fact that this phenomenon of photoreactiva- 
tion may hold true for cells of the human body. Dr. Kelner, findint; 
that recovery of cells given the visible light treatment after usually 
fatal doses of ultraviolet rays was so complete, believes this is the stu(l\ 
of "the key factor in the mechanism causing death by ultraviolet radi- 
ation, the invisible light." 

Visible light not only prevents death of the cell exposed to the ultra- 
violet light, the experiments showed, but probably reduces the numliei 
of mutations; that is, the permanent changes in heredity, which art 
also caused by the shorter ultraviolet wave lengths below 2900 Angstrotti> 
(an Angstrom being equal to one one-hundred millionth of a centi- 
meter) . 

This preventing of the death of cells, and cells are the basic units "I 
all life, didn't just happen. It was no accident but rather the fruit <ii 
many hours of experimentations. 

Dr. Kelner decided to do the experiment when he noticed that his 

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results, on a related problem, were not consistent. Some variable had 
entered the picture which he seemed unable to control. 

As a scientist he set out systematically to find this variable. He ex- 
amined first the strains of the organism and the previous history of the 
strains. Then he turned to the temperature controls in the laboratory, 
the conditions that affect germination of spores and finally the light 

The ability of light to reverse very diverse ultraviolet effects followed. 
But the work is not ended by any means. Dr. Kelner says that the 
task of determining more about photoreactivation has only just begun. 
What it has and can do for science is this: 

It has stimulated research in this field and it is adding to the funda- 
mental knowledge of the living cell. 

There are several good reasons why this research niav furnish some 
contribution toward the discovery of the cause and cure of cancer. 

This research deals with basic problems in the growth and heredity of 
cells. It is the solution to that problem — the achievement of a more 
complete understanding of the growth and heredity of cells — which will 
probably eventuallv solve the cancer problem. This because the cancer 
ceils differ from ordinary cells in having an abnormal growth rate and 
probably a changed heredity. 

It is possible that visible light may not only prevent the killing of 
cells bv ultraviolet light but may also reverse the cancer-inducing 
effect of shortwave ultraviolet radiation. The answer to that, of course, 
must come from future research. 

It must be emphasized that this pure research, even if highly success- 
ful, cannot be expected to result in the cure of cancer. All it can do is 
furnish fundamental knowledge which, if taken together with the re- 
sults of the work of many other scientists all over the world, may 
advance our knowledge of the living cell to such a degree that a cure 
of cancer can be found. 

Actually the experiments being carried out by Dr. Kelner. who has 
been assisted by Max Perlitsh. Brandeis Class of '52, is not with cancer 
itself but rather with pure, fundamental research out of which may 
come another answer to the long list of questions about that terrible 
killer — cancer. 

Thus Brandeis University, through this work and research in other 
fields, keeps pace with the quest for knowledge for the benefit of 

Dr. Albert Kelner is shown conducting one of his ex- 
periments in photoreactivation in his loborotory in Ford 
Hall. He is conducting his research under a three year 
grant by the National Cancer Institute. 

Mox Perlitsh, Brandeis Closs of '52, keeps tabs on one 
of the many phases of the reseorch work dealing with 
the life and death of living cells being conducted by 
Dr. Albert Kelner. Perlitsh has been on ossistanl lo 
the Biologist in his recent research work. 

» » » Economics 

J. HERE IS LITTLE MYSTERY about the economic situation in the United 
States today and the outlook for the next 12 months is good with the 
economic activity strong because of the high rate of federal spending, accord- 
ing to Dr. Svend Laursen. chairman of the School of Social Science and 
professor of economics at Brandeis University. 

In an interview on the Brandeis campus he forecast a strong global economic 
leadership for the U. S. and continued prosperity at home shaded slightly 
by a creeping rise in living and production costs. 

Hi? forecast is backed up by a strong setting in the field of economics. 
He is a consultant for the U.N. International Monetary Fund in Washington, 
D. C, and was a senior economist and economic attache at the Office of 
Strategic Services and the Department of State. He has published several 
articles in scholarly journals in both Denmark and the United States. 

Dr. Laursen earned his Candidatus Politicus degree in economics and 
statistics at the University of Copenhagen and did graduate work at the 
London School of Economics. He was a Rockefeller fellow at Harvard 
University where he earned his Ph.D. before becoming an instructor at 
that university and Williams College 

The young, six-foot-plus pipe-smoking professor believes in 'at least i 
12-month period of continued prosperity for the U. S. and claims there is 
no reason for a confused picture of our economy. I j^^r 

"I feel confident that the next 12 months will show the present prosperity 
era continuing but with a general upward price trend of between three and 

"I feel that this picture oi increased prices will hinge on three important 
I factors — federal spending for military purposes here and abroad, wage 
• 'iicreases and the decontrol of price and credit restrictions." 

If. Laursen said that on purely economic grounds the heavy spending of 

e United States here and abroad is not weakening the LI. S. dollar globally. 

He believes that with increased national income, the tax rate (which he does 

not see lowered) and the rise in productivity the U. S. will retain its present 

leadership in world economics. 

"This gradual rise in prices is not a runaway inflation. It is a controlled 
inflation. I think that the decontrol setup on price curbs now is much less 
efficient and has a definite bearing on this creeping inflation," he said. 

"Actually there is little mystery in the economic picture. Although the 



without Mystery 

dollar today is worth less, the average man has more of them. Taxes are 
higher and production and living costs are up but wages are also up. One 
pretty much offsets the other. j I 

"No, there is little mystery about it. We are playing the same game but 
today the chips are of a different value — but we have the chips," he said. 

The economist, who is almost a movie version of what a good looking young 
professor dressed in good tweeds should be, is vitally interested in the inter- 
national economic situation and the part the United States and the Inter- 
national Monetary Fund is playing in unraveling the red tape which now 
hamstrings world trade; 


He explained that the major objective of the International Monetary Fund 
is to remove restrictions and controls on trade and monetary exchange. 

I "My work during the past three years with the Fund has dealt with par- 
iicular problems of the international economic situation. I make evalua- 
tions and general analysis of those situations in specific countries and make 
recommendations for action. This, of course, means making a general 
study of a nation's economy in relation to controls and restrictions that 
should be eased or erased." 

He pointed out that often a nation, because of restrictions, is forced to 
buy products from nations with "soft" currency — that is, currency which 
fluctuates readily in value. This in spite of the fact that he would rather 
buy less expensive products from a nation with "hard" currency — that is, 
currency backed by a strong economy, such as the U. S. dollar. 

Just now, through the International Monetary Fund, the United States is 
trying hard to remove just this type of discrimination against the dollar, 
Laursen said. 

What the removal of restrictions and the restoration of currency con- 
vertibility in the world means to the average American citizeii is this: 

With the currency and the trade barriers down, world trade would step up. 
Many world markets, now closed to the U. S. businessman because of the 
discrimination against the dollar, would be opened up. The opening up of 
these new markets would mean a greater productivity in the U. S. which in 
turn would mean more jobs and more pay for the U. S. wage earner. 

"The elimination of these restrictions and controls would be one way, 
really, of restoring free trade and consequently it would result in greater 
efficiency in world buying and selling," the economist said. 


The outlook is good 

» » » 




The Near Easterr 

X HE Near East is like a time bomb which might at any moment be- 
come the fuse for World War 111. Aggravating the grave situation is the 
fact that the Near Eastern countries are in a state of social revolution. A 
revolution which cannot but have important and jarring results throughout 
the world. 

At this crucial time in the history of the Near East, the Association of 
Research Libraries has approved for Brandeis University the responsibility 
for acquiring the important and scholarly contemporary publications from 
that area under the Farmington Plan. 

The Farmington Plan is an experiment in cooperative importation of global 
research materials, sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries. The 
A.R.L. is an informal group which coordinates the efforts of various university, 
college and public libraries throughout the U. S. in the collection of bibli- 
ographical information from nations throughout the world. 

Through this cooperative movement a vast store of global information is 
available to researchers in the L'.S. which otherwise might not be possible 
for libraries, working on their own, to accumulate. Each librar> belonging to 
the plan is responsible for the collection of information and the Association 
sees that duplication is kept to a minimum. 

As an example: Harvard University is responsible for all materials on fine 
arts, all of law and international law. New York University has accepted 
responsibility for labor, commerce and industry materials on a global basis. 
Princeton University has Greece and Rome classical antiquity. Duke Uni- 
versity has South American history. 

Yale is responsible for Far Eastern materials, the University of Southern 
California, movies, Dartmouth, the Arctic, and Columbia University, Russian 
and American history. Filling in the gaps as well as maintaining lists of all 
library holdings in all areas is the Library of Congress. 

Brandeis University, following its pioneering 
spirit, will open up this great new field for American 
researchers-the Near East. The following Near 
Eastern countries are included in the ])lan: 

1 — Arabian Peninsula. 

2 — Egypt. 

3 — Hashiniite Jordan. 

4 — Iraq. 

5 — Israel. 
\ 6 — Lebanon. 

7 — Syria. 

The author, Louis Schrelber, checks over some of 
the Near Eastern literature already in the Brandeis 
University Library as he readies the facih'ty for 
the advent of the University's participation in the 
Farmington Plan. 







« « « 

by LOUIS SCHREIBER, Aaaiatant Librarian (in charge) 

Here is a unique contribution to American scholarship 
ind research which can be made by Brandeis University, 
father than run competition with larger, older, more 
leavily endowed universities. Brandeis is taking on 
something entirely new and it can, through this plan, 
Jo something worthwhile for scholarship. 

This is the first time that an assignment has been made 
to one library for all subjects in a regional bloc of 
countries. Under the plan Brandeis University will 
collect and make available to scholars throughout the 
country as many new publications of this highly critical 
area as it can locate. 

Special emphasis will be placed on theses, public docu- 
ments and scholarly periodicals at the beginning of the 
collection — set for January 1, 1953. Interested scholars 
and researchers throughout the nation, seeking definite 
materials, can communicate with Brandeis University 
Library or consult the Union Catalogue of the Library 
of Congress to determine whether the LIniversity has the 
item they seek. The Brandeis collection will be available 
to the scholarly world either through inter-library loan, 
microfilm or photostat. 

This new departure from previous Farmington Plan 
participation by other Universities comes at a time when 
the Association of Research Libraries looks back on the 
date, January 1, 1948, when a grant from the Carnegie 
Corporation of New York enabled it to put the plan into 
effect for France, Sweden and Switzerland — the "pilot" 
nations in the plan. It also comes at a time when the 
A.R.L. is able to see ahead to 1953 when most of the 
world will be covered. 

With the covering of the world by the plan, the division 
by subject seems to be breaking down and there is a 
feeling that a division by countries or even areas might 
be more suitable to the new trends in research. 

Actually Brandeis University is initiating the trial of 
division by area. To a certain extent the languages in- 
volved forced the issue, but the University's willingness 
to undertake the entire Near Eastern group as a unit 

greatly simplified the problem involved for the Associa- 
tion and for Near Eastern scholars. 

It should be pointed out that there is no law preventing 
other institutions from duplicating the material Brandeis 
will collect. However, the crux of the Farmington Plan 
is the elimination of unnecessary duplication and it is 
very unlikely that any other institution of higher learning 
will make an effort to acquire materials from this bloc 
of countries. 

The Librarian of Congress, Luther Evans, has reported 
that the Library of Congress is acquiring as much Near 
Eastern material as it can — primarily for the needs of 
the Departments of State and Defense, not for the aca- 
demic world. Brandeis University intends to work 
closely with the Library of Congress on this program so 
that between the two institutions there can be effected a 
maximum of coverage. 

The entire idea of the Farmington Plan is to add to 
the literary resources of the nation as a whole without 
cutting into the effectiveness of any one library. Under 
the plan a university may spend funds it has available 
for the purchase of books that are not already in any 
American library. This not only avoids duplicating 
books held in participating libraries but gives small 
universities such as Brandeis a chance to make a real 
contribution to the overall stock of books in the nation. 


Students work hard to moke room for on influx of Near 
Eastern literature whicli will make Brandeis University the hub 
for scholars and researchers interested in that troubled area. 

Another Season ««« 

As Brandeis University opens its fifth academic 
year, students find work, good fellowsliip and social 
activities mixed into a well balanced blend. Here 
you see them unposed looking over schedules in 
their dormitory, sotlsfying yoong appetites in the 
Dining Holl, attending lectures at Ford Hall and re 
laxing together in the Usen Commons Lounge. 



Dr. Albert Kelner, assistant professor of 
biology at Brondeis University, was one of 
two speakers at the first meeting of the newly- 
formed Radiation Research Society. 

Raymond E. Zirkle, president of the new 
society and on the staff of the University of 
Chicago's Institute of Radiobiology and Bio- 
physics, reported that Dr. Kelner "contributed 
substantially to getting the society started." 

The society, at last report, has a member- 
ship approaching 300 with applications still 
coming in at a surprisingly high rate. 


Seventeen new educators have been added 
to the faculty at Brandeis University for the 
11952-53 term bringing the total to 86. 

They are: 

Dr. Eugenia Hanfmann, former research 
Lisiociate in the Laboratory of Social Rela- 
tions at Harvard University, who will serve 
j~ director of the Brandeis Psychological 
(Clinic and associate professor of psychology. 
Dr. Hanfmann is the author of 27 books and 
articles, is a former faculty member at Mt. 
Holyoke College and recently has been prac- 
tising psychotherapy with children at the 
Judge Baker Guidance Center. 

Dr. Herbert Goldstein, formerly affiliated 
with the Jefferson Physical Laboratory at 
Harvard University, has joined the faculty 
here as visiting associate professor of physics. 
He received his degrees at Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, Columbia University 
and the College of the City of New York. 

Dr. David Falkoff. formerly with the Lin- 
coln Laboratory at M.I.T.. is a visiting assist- 
ant professor of physics. Formerly a visiting 
staff member with the Brookliaven National 
Laboratory, Dr. Falkoff is the author of sev- 
eral technical articles. 

Also included in the faculty additions, as 
instructors, are: 

Mrs. Rose Bogrow, physics; James Cole, 
philosophy ; Dr. Marie Boas, history ; Dr. 
Ricardo Morant, psychology; Dr. Henry Pop- 
kin, English; Philip Rieff, social relations; 
Dr. Bernard Rosenberg, social relations. 

Dr. Leo Bronstein has been named lecturer 
I in fine arts and Near Eastern civilization and 
I the following have received appointments as 

teaching fellows : 

I Mrs. Judith Rlausner, dance; Philip Fin- 
I kelpearl, humanities; John Kingsbury, 

biology; Sara Locke, music; Clorinda Sara- 

gosa, physical education; Howard Stidham, 


In selecting the seventeen new educators, 
the University has kept pace with the growth 
of Brandeis. The additions to the faculty 
will assure the desired ratio between the num- 
ber of students and the size of the faculty, 
which will, in turn, assure the continuance 
of the present close relationship between the 
student and his educator. 

K'OODRlFt HALL . . . The Administration Building, formerly University Hall, has been renamed 
the Louis S. and Millie Woodruff Hall honoring parents of a University benefactor. Shown at right, 
in front of the building that bears his parents' name, is Mr. Harold Woodruff. With him are (I to rl 
fellow Toledo residents. Mr. and Mrs. Martin tf iener and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wiener. 

Administration Building 
Renamed for Woodruffs 

One of the charming and familiar campus 
landmarks, the Administration Building, 
formerly University Hall, has been renamed 
the Louis S. and Millie Woodruff Hall 
honoring a University benefactor's parents. 

Woodruff Hall, a rambling two-story white 
building which commands a wide view of 
the Brandeis campus from its position on a 
tree-dotted hill, houses the office of the 
president and other administrative units. 

Harold Woodruff, a Toledo. Ohio, indus- 
trialist and community leader, is active in 
the Toledo Chamber of Commerce and is 
executive commissioner of Region 4, Boy 
Scouts of America. He is a Shriner and a 
member of the .Scottish Rites Masons, the 
Elks and the Toledo Masonic Lodge. He is 
president of Kasle Iron and Metals. Inc.. ol 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Woodruff live at 
2714 Barrington Road, Toledo. He was 
graduated from Ohio State University. 


A $25,000 gift for the general fund of 
Brandeis University has been made by Sam- 
uel Rothberg, prominent Peoria, HI., Jewish 
community leader. 

Personally active in pliilanthropic work, in- 
cluding his own Redhill Charities, Inc., Mr. 
Rothberg made the grant with the only pro- 
vision being that it be used for any worth- 
while purpose. 

Mr. Rothberg is president of the Peoria 
Jewish Community and a member of the 
United Jewish .Appeal Campaign Committee 
and the Board of Whiteman Institute. 

He was, for three years, national chairman 
for initial gifts for the United Jewish Ap- 
peal and is national chairman for special 
sales of Israel Bonds. 

He holds degrees in bacteriology and bio- 
chemistry which he received from the Phila- 
delphia College of Pharmacy and Science. 


Svend Lautsert 

Academic promotions have been announced 
for 12 members of the facuhy at Brandeis 

Promoted to the 
ranlv of professor are 
Svend Laursen, econ- 
omist and chairman of 
the Brandeis School 
of Social Science: Jo- 
seph Cheskis. chair- 
man of the Brandeis 
School of Humanities, 
and now professor of 
romance languages 
and literature; chemist Saul G. Cohen, 
chairman of the School of Science; Frank 
Manuel, now professor of modern history. 

Given associate professorships were Claude 
Vigee, romance languages and literature; 
Irving Fine, former composer in residence 
and now chairman, 
Creative Arts School. 
New assistant profes- 
sors are Marie Syrkin, 
humanities; Merrill 
Peterson, American 
civilization; Mitchell 
.Siporin, arts; James 
Klee, psychology; 
Robert Alan Manners, 

Elliott Silverstein. 
former teaching fellow in the drama, was 

Joseph Chc'ski\ 

promoted to instructor in the theatre arts. 

Professor Laursen has conducted research 
on international economics at the Institute of 
Economics and History in Copenhagen. Dur- 
ing World War II he 
served with the OS.*^ 
and the U. S. State 
Department as senior 
economist and eco- 
nomic attache. 

Professor Joseph 
Cheskis is the author 
of a Spanish textbook 
and numerous books 
and articles in vari- 
ous languages. 

Dr. Saul G. Cohen, 
to scientific publications, has served on the 
faculties of Harvard 
and the University of 

Professor Frank 
Manuel has contrib- 
uted a volume to 
the Cornell University 
Press Series on the 
development of West- 
ern civilization, writ- 
ten numerous publi- 
cations for historical 
journals and recently had published "'Ihe 
Age of Reason," a volume dealing with the 
18th Century. 

5.//'/ G. Cohen 

a regular contributor 

Ftiink Manuel 


The first step in expanding the facilities 
of the Psychological Clinic at Brandeis Uni- 
versity has been taken with the appointment 
III Dr. Eugenia Hanfmann as director. 

Founded approximately one year ago, the 
clinic is open to all students for counseling 
and has been widely used in the past. The 
clinic, located in Waltham Hall, has as its 
function the aid of students who have emo- 
tional difficulties. The clinic's staff, which 
includes in addition to Dr. Hanfmann, Miss 
Isadora Berman and Dr. Abraham H. Mas- 
low, of the faculty, as consultant, covers the 
field of psychological testing and counseling 
lor the benefit of the students. 

The testing program at the University in- 
cludes a group examination of the entire 
freshman class. The results of this group 
test are filed for possible future use as back- 
ground material in the event a student should 
seek aid. 

The manner in which the Psychological 
Clinic at Brandeis is operated is not a routine 
feature of all universities but it is included 
in the programs of the more progressive ones. 

Except for the freshman group tests, 
nothing about the clinic is mandatory. It 
can be suggested that a student go to the 

clinic for aid but there can be no disciplinary 
"stick" held over the student's head. All 
information given at the clinic is held in the 
strictest confidence and is available to no one 
but the clinic's staff. 


With a successful football season tucked 
under their belts, Brandeis University sports 
fans are looking toward a good basketball 

Coach Harry Stein called his first cage 
practice session November 1 in preparation 
for the season's first cage contest December 6 
with Gorham Teachers of Maine. The game 
will be held at the Waltham High School. 
All games will be played in the Waltham 
facility pending the completion of the .\bra- 
ham Shapiro Athletic Center. 

The new athletic facility, named as a 
memorial to the late Abraham Shapiro, of 
Boston, a founding trustee, is expected to be 
ready for use before the end of the basket- 
ball season. 


An involved, drawn-out legal dispute and 
the thoughtfulness of a Newton, Mass., busi- 
nessman has resulted in a very substantial 
grant in money being made to Brandeis 

The man is Edward Rose, owner of the 
Rose-Derry Company, manufacturers of in 
fants' furniture padding and Rose-Derry mat- 
tresses with plants in Newton, Mass., Chicago, 
111., and Los Angeles, Calif. 

For several years Mr. Rose and his firm 
were involved in a pending legal action over 
a patent dispute with a Chicago group. All 
parties were spending large sums of money 
for attorney's fees. 

Then Mr. Rose got an idea. He proposed 
to the Chicago group that rather than have 
both parties continue paying legal fees, the> 
should divide the money in dispute and each 
faction shoidd designate the thousands in- 
volved to a worthy cause of their choice. 

The proposal was first made in a letter. 
The Chicago faction showed interest in the 
plan. Then Mr. Rose made a personal trip ici 
the Midwest city and the plan won final 
approval. He had shown the Chicago busi 
nessmen that by giving the disputed mone\ 
to institutions they would actually be saving 
money. This saving would be due not only 
to the slopping of the legal fees being paid 
out but also because of the exemptions in 
taxes allowed by the government on grants 
made to such institutions as Brandeis. 

Mr. Rose earmarked his portion of the 
money to Brandeis. The Chicago group des- 
ignated theirs to a hospital in Connecticut. 

After thinking over his unique idea, Mr 
Rose went even further. A strong believer 
in the aims and ideals of Brandeis Universil\ . 
he more than doubled the amount involvuil 
in the legal dispute when he made his gener- 
ous grant. 

5 Xew Field Men Added To 
Brandeis Resources Staff 

Saul Elgart, director of the Office of Uni 
versity Resources, announces five new field 
men have been added to his staff. 

The new field staff members are Joseph F. 
Kauffman, Martin D. Gold. Seymour Kleid. 
Harold L. Greenspun and Robert W. Mock. 




Irealer Boston Women's 
Chapter Climax Drive 

Climaxing its annual membership drive. 
the Greater Boston Chapter of the National 
Women's Committee for Brandeis University, 
|,vill hold a Fall general meeting at the Som- 
erset Hotel in Boston on December 4. 

At the meeting Dr. Max Lerner. professor 
U{ American civilization and institutions at 
Brandeis. will be the guest speaker. There 
will be a coffee session and reception for 
new members when the chapter meets. 

Mrs. Herman A. Mintz, president of the 
Greater Boston Chapter which now numbers 
more than 5,000 members, will preside. 

The Greater Boston Chapter ranks high 
in the National Women's Committee which is 
the only women's organization in the United 
States dedicated to the support of every phase 
of a university library. 

The chapter was recently praised by Mrs. 
Edward Rose, national Life Membership 
chairman of the National Women's Com- 
mittee, for outstanding work done in promot- 
ing the Life Membership growth for the 


DANCIGER HALL . . . Beuutijul Ridgewood Triangle is a perfect setting for Danciger Hall, 
jnen's dormitory named in honor of the Danciger family of Fort IT orth, Texas, and Tucson, 
Arizona. The dormitory was made possible by a combined gift of $75,500 from the IJiincigers. 

Successful General Education S Course at 
Brandeis University Now Full Term Required 
Subject; White, Knopf and Kinsey Featured 

General Education S, required for seniors 
and tried experimentally during part of the 
last semester of the 1951-52 term, has proved 
so successful that it has been introduced as 
a full term required course during the 1952- 
53 semesters at Brandeis University. 

The announcement was made by Dr. Abram 
L. Sachar, president of the University, who 
said: "The hope for the course is to overcome 
the fragmentation so characteristic of higher 
American education, in which students ac- 
quire smatterings of many subjects. 

"This course is designated to integrate the 
arts, sciences and professions by studying the 
living, working philosophies of some of the 
most distinguished personalities on the 
.\nierican scene " 

General Education S brings leading figures 
in government, industry, education and other 
fields to the Brandeis campus for extended 
periods. These outstanding personalities are 
chosen as men and women who combine in 
their lives a working philosophy with an ef- 
fective and productive career. 

During their period of residence on campus, 
these outstanding men and women will live 
and work with the students to gain a close 
insight into their problems and to help round 
out for them a sound philosophy of living. 

A partial list of guest lecturers in General 
Education S for this term includes: 

Walter F. White, executive secretary of the 
National Association for the Advancement of 
Colored People. White, a novelist and biog- 
rapher, has held several high government 
advisory posts at state and federal levels and 

has had appointments as a consultant to the 
U. N. for the United States. 

Alfred A. Knopf, founder and president of 
the famed New York publishing firm bearing 
his name. 

.\rchibald MacLeish, poet, author, assistant 
secretary of state (1944-45) and holder ol 
other high governmental posts for the U. S. 
and U. N. 

Dr. Mordecai M. Kaplan, distinguished 
educator, philosopher and authoritative writer 
on Judaism. 

Dr. Miriam van Waters, leader in social 
work and noted authority on juvenile delin- 
quency and penology. 

Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey, zoologist and author 
of the famed "Kinsey Report." He has been 
in charge of the study on human sex be- 
havior supported jointly by the University of 
Indiana, Rockefeller Foundation and the 
National Research Council since 1938. 

Guest lecturers participating in the course 
during the 1951-52 academic year were: 

Leonard Bernstein, composer and con- 

Will Herberg, writer. 

Sidney Hook, professor of philosophy. New 
York University. 

Margaret Mead, associate curator ethnol- 
ogy, American Museum of Natural History, 
New York. 

.Alexander Meiklejulin, educator. 

Lewis Mumford, philosopher and author. 

Leo Szilard, professor. Institute of Radiol- 
ogy and Biophysics, University of Chicago. 

Ilaiieiger Family In 
$75,300 Brandeis Uitt 

A gift of $75,500 has come to Brandeis 
University through the generosity of Dan 
Danciger, his brother Abe, his nephew, 
David K. Danciger, all of Fort Worth, Texas, 
and his sister. Miss Sadie Danciger, of 
Tucson, .\rizona. 

These grants, directed to the University 
through George Alpert, chairman of the 
Brandeis Board of Trustees, make possible 
Danciger Hall, men's dormitory in Ridgewood 

The Dancigers were reared in New Mexico. 
Their father died when the children were 
very young and Rabbi Isaac M. Wise of 
Cincinnati, Ohio, who founded the Hebrew 
Union College became their guardian. 
Dan Danciger attended the seminary lor 
three years. 

The Danciger family is well known in 
Texas and Arizona in business and philan- 
thropic circles. .\mong their outstanding 
philanthropies are the very substantial sums 
given away annually lo taithful employees. 


Two Harvard University graduate students 
are taking a course in Ethiopic under Wolf 
Leslau, associate professor of Near Eastern 
languages at Brandeis University. 

According to the announcement, the two 
graduate students wiU study at Brandeis 
under Mr. Leslau by special arrangement. 

Ethiopic is the ancient Semetic language 
introduced into Abyssinia and developed 
there by invaders from Southern Arabia. It 
survives as the liturgical language of the 
Christian Church of .\byssinia. 



Abraham Mandel 

3 IVew York Men Give 
Grant To Establish 
Sydenian Laboratory 

The William H. Sydeman Laboratory has 
been established at Brandeis University by 
James G. Faherty, New York City, Joseph 
J. Wood, Brooklyn. 
N. Y., and Abraham 
Mandel, Merrick, N. 
Y., in memory of W. 
H. Sydeman who was 
their business asso- 

Dr. Solomon Rubin 
of Boston, a long time 
Joseph I. Wood inenA of the Univer- 

sity, served as the representative of Brandeis 
for completing the arrangement for the gift. 
The laboratory facilities are located with- 
in Sydeman Hall, which was also dedicated 
to the memory of 
William H. Sydeman. 
The facility is the 
largest laboratory in 
the new addition. 

The three men, act- 
ing as individuals, 
established the labo- 
ratory to honor their 
long and warm rela- 
tionship with their former associate who was 
co-founder of Sumner Stores Corporation, 
New York City, a large chain concern. 

Due to the close relationship with Mr. 
Sydeman at the time he founded the firm 
with his brother, Joseph, the three men suc- 
ceeded to the ownership of the business at 
Mr. Sydeman's death. 

Frank Mack Research 
Laboratory Designated 

The Frank Mack Research Laboratory has 
been established at Brandeis University in 
honor of Frank Mack, late St. Louis, Mo., 

Establishment was made by the benefaction 
of his widow and children, Mrs. Alvin Vittert, 
Sol Mack, David Mack and Dr. and Mrs. 
Norman Hankin. 

Located in Sydeman Hall, the facility will 
be used for experimental investigations by 
advanced students and members of the 

As classroom teaching and laboratory re- 
search at Brandeis continues to forge a repu- 
tation of high calibre for the University, the 
importance of such facilities as the Frank 
Mack Research laboratory is confirmed. 
Students, faculty and the people of the world 
all ultimately benefit by the knowledge gained 
by the results of the experiments conducted 
at the University. 

With the death of David K. Niles in 
September, the United States lost a bril- 
liant public servant and Brandeis Univer- 
sity lost one of its indispensable architects. 

Said President Harry S. Truman when 
he learned of Mr. Niles" death: 

"T have lost a close friend and a trusted 
associate . . . His passion for anonymity 
was matched only by his sense of public 
responsibility . . . The underprivileged 
people of the world have lost a great and 
steadfast friend." 

The trustees at Brandeis issued this 
statement when the news of Mr. Niles' 
death was received : 

"We have all been orphaned by the pass- 
ing of this good man whose life has 
blessed so many areas. David Niles was 
a brilliant and resourceful public servant. 
He influenced a whole generation of young 
people, and these proteges have gone on 
to distinguished careers for the benefit of 
their country. He developed the Ford 
Hall Forum into a model of adult educa- 
tion. His great contribution to the estab- 
lishment of the State of Israel was ac- 
knowledged with gratitude by President 

"David Niles was one of the indispen- 
sable architects in the creation and the 
building of Brandeis University. Yet 
through these manifold services his bril- 
liance was clothed in modesty and self 
effacement, and his extraordinary re- 
sourcefulness walked hand in hand with 
selflessness. .\ny grief that we may feel 
at his passing is mellowed by gratitude 
for having shared some of his richly filled 

Mr. Niles was a former administrative 
assistant to President Truman and to 
President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was 
considered to have been one of the most 
influential men in the New Deal .Adminis- 
trations of F.D.R. He served President 
Truman until May 21, 1951. 

After his resignation as a presidential 
aide, he was a member of the Brandeis 
University Board of Trustees and was 
active in behalf of the Franklin D. 
Roosevelt Memorial Foundation and the 
Ford Hall Forum in Boston. 

At Brandeis University Mr. Niles was 
chairman of the Public Relations Com- 
mittee and a member of the Executive and 
Education Committees. 

Brandeis Alumni .Association 

The Brandeis Foster Alumni, which took 
the place of graduates by taking an active 
part in aiding the growth of the University 
has now been joined by the Brandeis Alumni 
Association, composed only of the Class of 
'52. Miss Natalie Litvich, Revere, Mass., is 
the first president of the Alumni Association. 

Brandeis Associates 
Of Greater Boston 
Set For Annual Fete 

The Greater Boston Chapter of the Brandeis 
University Associates will hold their Fourth 
Annual Membership Dinner Sunday evening. 
December 7, in the Grand Ballroom of the Ho 
tel Statler. The dinner will feature an addres.- 
by Edward Weeks, editor of Atlantic Monthly, 
it was announced by Hyman Cohen, president. 

Harold Sherman Goldberg will again serve 
as chairman of the Annual Dinner Committee. 
Chairman Goldberg announces that more than 
100 community leaders of Boston have already 
accepted appointment to the Dinner Commit- 
tee, thus assuring an overflow assemblage 
again. The Boston Chapter, the pioneer and 
largest Brandeis University .-Associates group, 
hopes to top last year's record membership 

Harold L. Renfield 
Honors Anna Relnfeld 
With Brandeis Grant 

One of the latest additions to Sydemai; 
Hall, made possible by a large grant froii 
Harold L. Renfield, New York City, has beer 
designated the Reinfeld Science Annex ii 
memory of Mr. Renfield's mother-in-law 
.Anna Reinfeld. 

The annex adds a 
third floor to Sydeman 
Hall. It will house 
instructional labora- 
tories for organic and 
physical chemistry, 
distillation and util- 
ity rooms, faculty of- 
fice laboratories, a 
classroom and re- 
search area, and an equipment dispensing 

Mr. Renfield, one of the leading figures o 
the nations alcoholic beverage industry, is a: 
well known for his charitable efforts. 

He is president of Renfield Importers, Ltd! 
of New York, distributors of leading imported 
and domestic wines and liquors in the United 
States. He is also vice president and directoij 
of Joseph H. Reinfeld, Inc., of Newark, N. J..; 
and is vice president and director of th( 
Mutual Realty Corp., Newark. 

In addition to his activities in behalf ol 
Brandeis University (he organized the Bran 
dels Luncheon Club of New York, and is 
co-chairman of the Alcoholic Beverage In] 
dustry Committee for Brandeis in New York) 
he has been active within the industry in' 
numerous charity drives. He headed the In- 
dustry Committee which raised funds for the 
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, Boy 
Scouts of America and has participated in 
Cancer and Heart Fund drives. 



%ew Chair Established at Brandeis; Will Stimulate 
Instruction and Research in Ciroup Conflict Problems 

SCR.4NTON, PENN.4. . . On September 10 the Srranton Chapter held its first meeting since 
its organization in April 1952. The meeting was held al the Excelsior Social Club in Waverly, 
Penna.. and Elliott Silverstein was guest speaker. Officers pro tem are as follows: Mrs. 
Harold Dorfman, president; Mrs. M. J. Waldman, treasurer; Mrs. Henry Schnier, appointed 
chairman of membership and Mrs. G. W. Spencer was named chairman of publicity. National 
Women's Committee President Mrs. Irving Abrams sent a telegram welcoming .Scranton to 
the Brandeis family .... NEW LOI\DO!\, CONN. . . Mrs. Isser Gruskin presided 
when the Mew London Chapter of the Women's Committee played hostess to Mr. 
Elliott Sili^erstein August 19 at their meeting at the Grisicold Hotel. Mr. Silverstein, 
who directed the tvorld premier of Leonard Bernstein^s opera, "Trouble in Tahiti," 
at the Adolph Vllman Amphitheatre at Brandeis University last June, gave a report 
to the chapter on the First Commencement and the Festival of the Creative Arts 
where Bernstein's opera won national acclaim .... ISATIOISAL OFFICE . . The 
National Office has just completed lours for several faculty members at the University. Pro- 
fessor Thomas Savage, assistant professor of English, is scheduled to appear before the 
following chapters during the latter part of October: Chicago, HI., Cincinnati and Canton, 
Ohio, and Kansas City, Missouri. 

CLARENCE Q. BERGER, executive secretary to the president of Brandeis and 
lecturer in the social sciences, has been assigned to speak in San Francisco, Oakland and 
Los Angeles. Calif., and Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, in mid-November. There is a 
possibility that San Fernando and San Diego. Calif., will be included in this trip .... 
MISS MARIE SYRKIN. assistant professor in hiimaniiies. plans to visit the Washington. D. €.. 
Chapter: Greensboro-High Point Chapter: Norfolk. Virginia, Chapter: and Middlesex County, 
N. J., Chapter from November 5 through November 10 ... . ISational President Mrs. 
Irving Abrams is planning a trip to Cleveland, Ohio; Des Moines, Iowa: and Denver, 
Colorado, during the middle of November. She hopes to organize new chapters in Omaha, 
Nebraska, and Salt Lake City, while on this tour .... Other November trips include 
one by Dr. Robert Thornton, associate professor of physics at Brandeis, which in- 
cludes stops at Schenectady, Albany, Syracuse and Buffalo, N. Y., and one by Elliott 
H. Silverstein, Brandeis instructor in the theatre arts, which will carry him to Knox- 
ville and Memphis, Tennessee, New Orleans, Louisiana, and San Antonio, Texas. 

NEW HAVEN, CONN. . . It was estimated that about 200 women were present August 13 
when Mrs. Emanuel Gratenstein entertained at a garden party al which Mr. Emanuel 
Gilbert, Brandeis director of the Office of Public .ifjairs, was guest speaker. Prior to the 
party the Executive Board of the If'omen's Committee Chapter gave a luncheon honoring 
' Mr. Gilbert at the If oodbridge Country Club at which Mrs. Jerome Gratenstein presided. 
Approximately 85 new Annual Members and seven new Life Members were enrolled. 


The first graduating class of Brandeis Uni- 
versity has elected two members-at-large to 
serve on the Executive Committee and five 
members to the Nominating Committee. 


Helene Dembitzer. who is attending the 
Columbia University School of Library Serv- 
ice, has been appointed chairman of the 
Publications Committee, Class of "52. 

Gryzmish Establishes 
Human Relations Chair 
To Honor 70th Birthday 

The Mortimer Gryzmish Chair in Human 
Relations has been established at Brandeis 
University by Mr. Gryzmish, prominent Bos- 
ton businessman, and 
his wife, the former 
Florence Lehman of 
Pittsburgh, Penna. 

The purpose of the 
chair is to stimulate 
objective research and 
instruction in the 
problems of group 
conflict. Dr. C. Wright 
Mills, visiting profes- Mortimer Gryzmi,h 

sor of sociology, will occupy the chair. 

The establishment of the new chair is to 
mark the November celebration of Mr. Gryz- 
mish's 70th birthday and his 53rd year in 
the cigar business. He is president of Alles 
and Fisher, manufacturers of J. A. cigars in 

Mr. Gryzmish is an honorary life trustee 
of the Beth Israel Hospital and an honorary 
life trustee of the Associated Jewish Philan- 

Mrs. Gryzmish is a Life Member of the 
Greater Boston Chapter, National Women's 
Committee for Brandeis University and was 
recently elected to the National Board of the 
National Women's Committee. 

Bernstein^s Opera To 
Get National Viewing 
Over X.B.C. TV Hookup 

Leonard Bernstein's opera. Trouble in 
Tahiti, composed for the First Annual Fes- 
tival of the Creative Arts at Brandeis Uni- 
versity, will be presented over an N.B.C. 
coast-to-coast television hookup in November. 

The opera, whose 
world premiere at the 
Festival in ,Iunc 
thrilled thousands and 
received wide national 
acclaim, has been 
termed "a remarkable 
blend of popular mu- 
sic and more tradi- 
tional form" by the Leonard bernslew 

Mr. Bernstein, who conducted his opera at 
the Festival, will also conduct his television 
version on the National Broadcasting Com- 
pany's Television Opera Theatre Sunday, No- 
vember 16, starting at 3 p.m. 

Because the program is an hour long and 
Trouble in Tahiti runs only 40 minutes as 
revised for TV, the liour will be filled with a 
Bernstein ballet which is to be selected. 



Women's Committee 
Moves to Strengthen 
Chapter Relations 

Closer relationship between the local chap- 
ters and the national organization highlighted 
a recent meeting of the Executive Committee 
of the National Women's Committee for 
Brandeis University. 

Attending the sessions, which were held at 
llie Hotel .Somerset, Boston, were Mrs. Max 
Slater, Chestnut Hill, Mass.; Mrs. Milton 
Callner, Chicago, 111.; Mrs. Louis I. Kramer, 
Providence, R. I.; Mrs. Philip Meyers. Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio: Mrs. Philip Segal, Newton, 
Mass.; and Mrs. .Joseph Sherbow, Baltimore, 
Md. — all national vice presidents. 

The committee meeting opened September 
22. In the evening following the meeting 
and on the next day, the vice presidents 
discussed plans for the ensuing year with 
Mrs. Harry L. Michaels, national chairman 
of organization, and Mrs. Irving .-Vbrams, 
national president. 

Mrs. Michaels, who presided at the even- 
ing session, included as items on her agenda 
the servicing of chapters already established, 
the organization of new chapters and the 
reactivation of chapters which have been 
established but are now inactive. 

Out of the sessions came a plan set up in 
order to maintain a closer relationship be- 
tween the local chapters and the national 
organization. The plan calls for the vice 
presidents, in advisopi' capacity, to visit with 
chapter boards. The assignments have been 
made on the basis of proximity. 

The assignments: 

Mrs. Callner will visit chapters in Phoenix 
and Tucson, .\rizona: Los .\ngeles and San 
Francisco, Calif.: Peoria and Springfield. 111.; 
Indianapolis, Ind.; Detroit, Mich.: Kansas 
and St. Louis. Mo.; and Milwaukee, Wis. 
.She will organize new chapters in Long 
Beach, San Diego and San Fernando Valley, 
Calif.; Evansville and South Bend, Ind.; and 
Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. 

Mrs. Meyers will act as advisor to chapters 
in Louisville, Ky. ; New Orleans, La.; Canton, 
Columbus and Toledo, Ohio; and Memphis. 
Tenn. She will organize new chapters in 
Dayton. Ohio, and Portland, Oregon. 

Mrs. .Sherbow will supervise chapters in 
Greensboro-High Point, N. C; Knoxville. 
Tenn.; Washington, D. C. ; Bergen, Essex. 
Middlesex and Morris Counties, N. ,1.; and 
Norfolk, Va. 

Mrs. Kramer will visit chapters at Bridge- 
port, Hartford, New Haven and New London, 
Conn.; Auburn-Lewiston, Maine; Fall River. 
New Bedford and Taunton, Mass.; Yonkers 
and Westchester County, N. Y. ; and New- 
port, R. I. 


Mrs. Edward Rose 

Mrs. David Levy Founds 
Brandeis Rosenwald Fund 

The establishment of the Julius Rosenwald 
Fund at Brandeis University in memory of 
the noted philanthropist has become a fact 
through an initial 
grant made by his 
daughter, Mrs. David 
.M. Levy of New York. 

As established, the ^^H3^ ^ 
principal of the Fund 
is to be used up as 
required, following 
the pattern of philan- 
thropy established by ^,^ ^_^,,,^ ^, ^^,,j, 
the late Julius Rosen- 
wald, who opposed perpetual funds. 

Mrs. Levy is a member of the Brandeis 
Board of Trustees and has long been active 
in civic and philanthropic movements. She 
is one of the founders of the Women's Divi- 
sion of the United Jewish Appeal and has 
been active with the United Services for 
New Americans and the Joint Distribution 

She was named by President Truman in 
1950 to the Executive Committee of the Mid- 
Century White House Conference on Children 
and Youth. 

Mrs. Michaels will pay a service visit to 
chapters in Worcester, Mass.; Bronx, Brook- 
lyn. Manhattan, Nassau County and Queens. 

During Mrs. Abrams" Southern tour she 
will visit with chapter boards in Jacksonville, 
Fla. ; Atlanta and Savannah, Ga.; and Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

The national board members in Greater 
Boston will service chapters in Brockton, 
Fitchburg, Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell, 
Lynn, Salem and Springfield, Mass. 

Filled with a deep sense of responsibility 
and dedicated to the aims and ideals of the 
LIniversity, the Life Membership group of 
the National Women's Committee for Bran- 
deis University announces a strong, continued 
growth in a report by Mrs. Edward Rose, 
National Life Membership Chairman. 

"The growth of Life Membership in the 
Brandeis Women's Committee is more than 
gratifying," said Mrs. Rose. 

"In December of 1949 the first Life Mem- 
bership count taken was 553 of which 382 
were from Boston. In March 1950 we had 
831 life members and of these 435 were from 

"Just one year later, in March 1951, our 
Life Membership count was up to 1,758 and 
by March 19.52 the count reached 2,972. At 
the 1952 Conference our Life Membership 
had climbed to 3,306 and as of September 22 
our count was 3,436," Mrs. Rose said. 

Mrs. Rose was high in her praise of the 
chapters throughout the country. 

"Chapters all over the nation, attracted 
to the University's spirit of purpose and its 
promise of outstanding creative contribution 
to the country, are doing fine work," Mrs. 
Rose said. 

"In September, the Springfield, Mass., 
Chapter had a Life Member function and 
63 new Life Members were enrolled. Mont- 
gomery, Alabama, which Wcis organized only 
last June boasts 63 Annual Members and 
eight Life Members. 

"Other chapters are doing outstanding 
pieces of work in Life Membership. Some 
of them are San Antonio, Texas; Worcester, 
Mass.; .Atlanta, Ga.; Haverhill, Mass.; Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio; Boston; Manchester, N. H.; 
and Tucson, Arizona." 

The National Women's Committee has been 
called by Dr. .\bram L. Sachar, president of 
Brandeis, one of the most dynamic forces in 
the advancement of the University. 

Commenting on the Women's Committee 
recently. Mrs. Irving .Abrams of Boston, 
national president, said: 

"With Brandeis the dramatic success it is, 
it's small wonder that the Women's Com- 
mittee continues to capture the hearts and 
imaginations of thousands of women." 

In making her resume of the growth of 
Life Membership in the Brandeis Women's 
Committee, Mrs. Rose lauded the work done 
by the National Women's Committee, which 
is the only women's organization in the coun- 
try dedicated to the support of every phase 
of a university library. Said Mrs. Rose: 

"The Women's Committee is solely a 
membership organization, does no fund rais- 
ing and obtains funds only through $100 Life 
Memberships and $5 Annual Memberships. 

"It is a real tribute to the energy and re- 
sourcefulness of the women that the Brandeis 
Library, only 1000 books when the I'niver- 
sity opened, today has received more than 
70.000 volumes as a result of their efforts." 


I he evergrowing national support for scholarship assistance and Teaching Fellowships at Brandeis 
I niversity is reflected by the following list of benefactions as announced by Morris S. Shapiro, chair- 
man of the Trustees" Scholarship Committee, at the beginning of the current academic term. Of 
\ital importance to the Ihiiversity are the Teaching Fellowships which bolster instruction and at the 
>aine time enable promising graduate students to gain valuable teaching experience while continuing 
their studies. Of equal importance to those seeking an education are the scholarships at Brandeis made 
piissible by generous benefactors. 




SAMUEL S. CARL Teaching Fellowship es- 
tablished by Mr. Samuel S. Carl of Niagara 
Falls, N. Y., in memory of Mr. Max Carl. 

MAX FACTOR Memorial Teaching Fellow- 
ship in Chemistry established by the Max 
Factor Memorial Fund of Hollywood, Calif. 

ANNA C. GREENSTONE Memorial Fellow- 
ship established by her children. Mr. Charles 
R. Greenstone, San Francisco, Calif., Mr. 
Stanford M. Green, Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. 
Simon Rubin, New Bedford, Mass. 

lowship established by Messrs. Nathan and 
John Lurie, Detroit, Mich. 

BEN OURISMAN Teaching Fellowship es- 
tablished as a three-year fellowship by Mr. 
Ben Ourisman, Washington, D. C. 

JULIUS ROSENWALD Teaching Fellow- 
ships, k series of teaching fellowships in 
memory of the distinguished philanthropist, 
Julius Rosenwald, established by his daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Adele Rosenwald Levy, to subsidize 
the development and teaching of gifted grad- 
uate students. 

ISRAEL SACHS Teaching Fellowship in 
Social Relations established by his wife and 
children in his memory. 

Social Relations established by Mr. and Mrs. 
Samuel M. Salny, Boston. Mass., as a five-year 
teaching fellowship. 

rial Teaching Fellowship. X grant from the 
Mona Bronfman Sheckman Memorial Foun- 
dation of New York City to support a gradu- 
ate teaching fellowship. 

BENJAMIN YEAGER Teaching Fellowship 
established by Mr. Benjamin Yeager, Sul- 
livan County. N. Y. 

Sioholarship EndownionI Funds 

FLORENCE M. AGOOS Scholarship En- 
dowment Fund established by Mr. Solomon 
.\goos, Boston, Mass., in memory of his wife. 

Endowment Fund established by Mr. Morris 
Braff, Boston, Mass. 

rial Scholarship Endowment Fund estab- 
lished by Mrs. Esther J. Edinburg, Worcester, 
Mass., in memory of her sister. 

SARA AND ROSA F. LEON Scholarship 
Endowment Fund established under the terms 
of the will of Miss Rosa F. Leon, New Mil- 
ford, Conn., to be used for scholarships for 
needy students of high scholastic standing. 

arship Endowment Fund established by Mrs. 
Samuel Cikins, Newton Highlands, Mass., 
Mrs. Seebert J. Goldowsky, Providence, R. I., 
and Mr. Irving L. Nisson, Watertown, Mass., 
in memory of their parents. 

DAVID SAXE Scholarship Endowment Fund 
established by the family of David Saxe of 
Boston, Mass. The income from this fund 
is to be used for scholarship purposes. 

■SCHARPS Fund established by the estates 
of the late Benjamin Scharps and the late 
David Scharps, New York City, as a per- 
petual endowment. 

JEROME SCHARY Scholarship Endowment 
Fund set up by Mrs. Byrde Schary in mem- 
ory of her son who gave his life for his coun- 
try in World War II. 

dowment Fund established by Mr. Edward 
A. Suisman, Hartford, Conn. 

Scholarship Funds 

.\DELPHI Scholarship given by Adelphi 
Lodge, .X.F.&.'V.M., Roxbury, Mass., as a 
five-year partial scholarship. 

IDA ARONOVITZ Scholarship established as 
a tuition scholarship by Mr. and Mrs. Ben- 
jamin Swig, San Francisco, Calif., in honor 
of the 80th birthday of Mrs. Ida Aronovitz. 

IDA ARONOVITZ Scholarship established 
as a partial tuition grant by her children, 
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Swig, Mr. and Mrs. 
Richard Swig and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Din- 
ner, San Francisco, Calif. 

IDA ARONOVITZ Scholarship established 
as a tuition scholarship by the children and 
grandchildren in Boston and New York of 
Mrs. Ida .\ronovilz in honor of her 80th 

FANNIE BLOOM Memorial Scholarship es- 
tablished as a five-year full tuition scholarship 
by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gottlieb of Fall River. 

CARL BLUMENTHAL Scholarship given 
by family and friends in Roselle and Linden, 
N. J., as a full tuition scholarship for a needy 
student whose special interest is Jewish his- 
tory and philosophy. 

established by Boston Aid to the Blind, Inc., 
Boston, Mass. 

BR.\DLEY Lamp Scholarship established by 
the Bradley Manufacturing Co., Chicago, 111.. 
as a full tuition scholarship. 

established by the Benjamin N. Cardozo 
Lodge No. 1874 of B'nai B'rith. New York 

MRS. HARRY COHEN Scholarship estab- 
lished as a full tuition scholarship by Mrs. 
Harry Cohen, Swampscott, Mass. 

PAULINE COSLOV Memorial Scholarship 
established as a four-year full tuition scholar- 
ship by the children of Pauline Coslov, Glass- 
port, Penna. 

HARRY L. DRUCKER Scholarship estab- 
lished as a four-year scholarship by Mr. 
Harry L. Drucker, Boston, Mass. 

Scholarship established as a tuition scholar- 
ship for a needy student who is deserving 
because of good citizenship by Arthur and 
Sidney Eder, New Haven, Conn., in memory 
of their parents. 

RICHARD FROST Scholarship established 
as a four-year scholarship by Mr. Charles 
Frost, New York City, in honor of his son. 

ship given by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gerber 
of Boston, Mass., as a partial tuition 

KAPLAN Memorial Scholarship established 
in memory of her mother and husband by 
Mrs. Blanche Kaplan, Chicago, 111. 

JACK A. GOODMAN Memorial Scholar- 
ship established as a tuition scholarship by 
Mrs. Sarah Wolf Goodman. Indianapolis. 
Ind., in memory of her husband. 

DAVID S. GREEN Scholarship given by 
Mr. Benjamin Green, Fall River, Mass., as a 
ten-year full tuition scholarship. 

JACOB GROMAN Scholarship established 
by Mr. Jacob Groman, Winthrop, Mass. 

SAUL GROSSMAN Memorial Scholarship 
given by Mr. and Mrs. Irving Fain, Provi- 
dence, R. 1., as a full tuition scholarship in 
memory of Mr. Saul Grossman. 

MORRIS JOSEPH Memorial Scholarship es- 
tablished by Mr. and Mrs. Leon S. Joseph. 
Pittsburgh, Penna., as a full tuition scholar- 
ship in memory of his father. 

MIKE KATZ Memorial Scholarship estab- 
lished as a partial tuition scholarship by 
Ruppert's Brewery, New York, in memory 
of the father of Mr. Herman A. Katz, vice 
president of the company. 

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(Continued from page 15) 

LOUIS I. KEVITT Memorial Scholarship es- 
tablished by Mrs. Ida S. Kevitt, Van Nuys, 
Calif., in memory of her husband. 

FRED S. KOGOD Scholarship established as 
a full tuition scholarship by Mr. Fred S. 
Kogod. Washington, D. C. 

lACOB LARUS Memorial Scholarships. 
Two scholarships established by the estate 
of the late Jacob Larus, New York City. 

CARRIE S. LEOPOLD Memorial Scholar- 
ship given by Mr. Howard F. Leopold, Chi- 
cago, III., as a full tuition scholarship in 
memory of his mother. 

morial Scholarship established by Mrs. Char- 
lotte Markoff, N. Y.. as a partial tuition 

FANNIE PEARLMAN Memorial Scholarship 
established by Mr. Raymond Pearlman. Pitts- 
burgh, Penna., as a two-year full tuition 
scholarship in memory of his mother. 

TERNITY Scholarship established by the 
Student Scholarship Fund of the Phi Sigma 
Delta Fraternity in Chicago as a tuition 

PEARL POPLACK Memorial Scholarship 
established by Dr. S. L. Poplack. Taunton, 
Mass., as a full tuition scholarship in niemoiy 
of his mother. 

CHARLES ROSENTHAL Scholarship estab- 
lished by his children in honor of his 7.Sth 
birthday as a four-year partial tuition scholar- 

lULIUS A. RUDOLPH Memorial Scholar- 
ship established as a full tuition scholarship 
by his sons, Sidney and Leonard Rudolph. 
Pittsburgh, Penna. 

ship contributed as a full tuition scholarship 
by Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Samors, Providence, 
R. I., in honor of the 50th wedding anniver- 
sary of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Samors. 
SEYMOUR B. SCHNECK Scholarship estab- 
lished as a tuition scholarship by Post 
No. 500 of the Jewish War Veterans of the 
United States, New York City. 
SCRAP AGE Scholarship established by the 
Scrap Age Press through Mr. M. D. Ober- 
man, Springfield, III., as a partial tuition 

ship established as a full tuition scholarship 
by Mr. and Mrs. .Morton Smith, Providence, 
Rhode Island. 

B'NAI B'RITH, of Roxbury, Mass., scholar- 
ship established by this Women's Chapter of 
B'nai B'rith as a tuition scholarship. 
B'NAI B'RITH Scholarship established as a 
tuition scholarship by the South Carolina 
Association of B'nai B'rith Lodges for a 
student from the state of South Carolina, re- 
gardless of creed or origin. 
MELVIN A. VINER Scholarship established 
as a full tuition scholarship by Mr. Melvin 
\. Viner, Washington, D. C. 
MRS. GOLDIE WALD Memorial Scholar- 
ship established by Mr. and Mrs. Archie 
Fain. Providence, R. I., as a full tuition 
scholarship in memory of Mrs. Goldie Wald. 
HERBERT WINTER Scholarship established 
as a four-year full tuition scholarship by 
Mr. Herbert Winter, New York City. 
Lowell, Mass.. established as a partial schol- 
arship by .'V.Z..^. Chapter No. 1.58, Lowell. 
Mass., preference to be given to a student 
from Lowell High School. 

Daniel Weisberg Heads 
Creative Arts' Friends 

Daniel Weisberg. prominent Greater Bos- 
ton community leader, has been elected 
chairman of the Friends of the .School nf 
Creative Arts at Bran- 
deis University. 

Mr. Weisberg is a 
member of the Board 
of Directors of the 
Jewish Vocational 
Service and director 
of the Business Men's 
Council, Combined 

Jewish Appeal and a d^„„, ^,;,j„^ 

trustee and member 

of the Board of Investment of Grove Hall 
Savings Bank. 

A professor at Boston L'niversity's Collear 
of Business .Administration, Mr. Weisberg i- 
the author of several articles appearing in 
national publications. 

The Friends of the School of Creative ArK 
was, until recently, the Friends of the Schonl 
of Music. Adolph Ullman is the honorary 
chairman of the Friends. 

tlosepb B. Abrams Establishes 
Large Pbilatelir rollortion 

The Joseph B. Abrams Philatelic Collec- 
tion has been established at Brandeis. 

The collection, a gift from Mr. Abrams, 
prominent Boston attorney and philatelist, 
is comprised of several hundred albums and 
many individual varieties in frames. 

World wide in scope, the .'\brams Collec- 
tion is especially strong in United States 
stamps and covers. It includes many Civil 
War patriotics, Spanish .American and World 
War II covers. It also includes a world 
wide collection of air mails and a large col- 
lection of British colonies. 

.As soon as possible, the .Abrams Collection 
will be displayed in the University Library 
on the Brandeis Campus. 


The physical growth of Brandeis University 
is continuing on schedule according to an 
announcement made by Meyer Jaffe, chair- 
man of the Board of Trustees' Building Com- 

Mr. Jaffee said in a report on work being 
done on campus: 

"The reactivation of the building program 
at Brandeis assures the continued growth of 
the facilities at the University. 

"Construction of the Reinfeld Science An- 
nex has been underway and is expected to be 
ready for occupancy by the end of this month. 

"Work on the Abraham Shapiro .Athletic 
Center is again in full swing and completion 
is set for next spring. 

"The major road-building program which 
includes the resurfacing of some roads and 
the complete surfacing of others is now near- 
ing completion. 

"As plans stand now the new Student 

Union Center will be ready for use in Septem- 
ber 19.53." 

Reinfeld Science -Annex, which adds a third 
floor to Sydeman Hall, will house instruc- 
tional laboratories for organic and physical 
chemistry, distillation and utility rooms, 
faculty office laboratories, a classroom and 
research area, and an equipment dispensing 

The new facilities are made possible by 
Harold L. Renfield, New York City, in mem- 
ory of his mother-in-law, .Anna Reinfeld. 
The Shapiro Athletic Center, a new physical 
education facility, is to be a memorial to the 
late Abraham Shapiro of Boston, a founding 
trustee of the University. 

It will house classrooms and offices for the 
faculty and physical education staff, dressing 
rooms and team rooms. The main gymnasium 
floor contains ample facilities for basketball. 
volleyball and other indoor sports. 

GOING UP! . . . Brick and mortar go sky- 
ward as workmen rush construction on Rein- 
feld Science Annex which adds third floor to 
Sydeman Hall. 



Al Sterman, Barry Newman, Bob Robinson, Stewart Wolpert, Lenny Van Gaasbeek 
and Sumner Sheff, all of the Brandeis Class of '52, have been touched on the shoulder 
by Uncle Sam for duty with the Armed Forces. Sterman is in the infantry. Van 
Gaasbeek in the Marines and ShefF is a chaplain's assistant at Fort Devens, Mass. 
Robinson, Newman and Wolpert are standing by for assignments to branches of 
the Army. 

Bernard Saklad is the first Brandeis University alumnus to run for a political office. 
Although he was defeated recently as a candidaie for state representaJive in the Dor- 
chester, Mass., Ward 14, ballot, Bernie is reported to hove mcde a good showing 
for his initial race. 

Gus Ranis, only Brandeis Summa Cum Laude graduate, recently accepted an invitation 
from Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Brandeis trustee, to spend a weekend in Hyde Park. 
Ranis is at the Yale University School of International Economics under an Over- 
brook Fellowship. 

Joan Rourke, of the Class of '52, is now Mrs. Richard Gamble and is living in Alaska. 
In that Far North territory, Joan is kept busy teaching Eskimo children in the elemen- 
tary school grades. 

Leonard W. Levy, instructor in American civilization and institutions at Brandeis, was 
a guest of the 1952 Jersey Roundtable sponsored by the Standard Oil Company of 
New Jersey. The Roundtable has as its purpose Ihe advancement of the common 
interests of industry, education and the public. 

Jay Aronson is at Michigan State College with a research appointment in poli.ical 
science. Lawrence Geller is at Wayne University, Michigan, studying chemistry under 
an American Heart Association Research appointment. Lora Levy is at the University 
of Arizona with a teaching fellowship in English. All are of the Class of '52. 

June Goldman of the Class of '52 has been named general chairman of the Member- 
ship Committee of the Greater Lynn Chapter of the University's National Women's 
Committee. She is the former June Saftel who was married before graduation. 

Ann Addis, now Mrs. Larry Nigrosh, is working with Sears Roebuck and Company. 
Larry is selling for the Paris Paper Box Company. Anita Hershman is a teacher of 
Hebrew in Boston and Ruth Stoller is a lab technician at Bellevue Hospilal in New 
York. Merrill Zundell is a newspaper reporter in Springfield, Mass. All are Bran- 
deis graduates. 


George Alpert, Chairman 
Joseph F. Ford, Treasurer 
Norman S. Rabb, Secretary 
Mrs. Irving Abrams 
James J. Axelrod 
Meyer Jaffe 
Dudley Kimball 
Paul Ki.apper* 
Adele Hosenwald Levy 
isador lubin 
David K. Niles'* 
Joseph M. Proskauer 
Israel Rogosin 
Eleanor Roosevelt 
Jacob Shapiro 
Morris S. Shapiro 
Adolph Ullman 
* deceased 

President of the University 
Dr. Abram L. Sachar 

Honorary Chairman of the Board of Fellows 
Hon. Herbert H. Lehman 

Chairman of the Board of Fellows 
Frank L. Weil 

President of the National Women's Committee 
Mrs. Irving Abrams 

National Chairman of the Brandeis Associates 
Milton Kahn 

Chairman of the Brandeis Athletic Association 
Joseph Linsey 

Chairman of the Friends 

of the School of Creative Arts 

Daniel Weisberg 



News-Review Issue 




Graduate School 


This Is The Vniversity 

The American Twenties 

>'ews of the I'nivcrsity 



initide bach cover 




Oti the Cooer 

StuJents at Brandeis aie registered from Europe, Asia, the Middle 
East, Africa, the West Indies, South America, Mexico, Canada 
and the U. S. Despite the many different lives they lead in their 
homelands, all have found a common interest iji education. I?epre- 
sentative of the cosmopolitan student hody at the L'niversily are 
-Miss Saga \'uori. Class of '55. from Hyrynsalnii. Finland, shown 
walking across a portion of the snow-blanketed campus with 
Donald Stapleton, Class of '54. from New ^ ork City. 

.^ -%" 

VOL. II. NO. q MARCH. 1953 

OITirial Piihlicaliori of Brandeis Unjvcrsitv published 10 tiini's a year (twice 
in Oclohcr and March and once in April, May. June. July. August and Septem- 
her) at Brandeis Lnivergiiy, 415 South Sireel. U allham 54, Mass. Entered 
as second class mailer at ihe Post Office in Boston. Mass. Editor: Cari C. SchucL. 

Homecoming Day 

Class of '52 


Homecoming celebrations at most U.S. universities are routine, 
annual affairs. The Homecoming celebration shown on this page 
was unique in that, for the first time, it brought back to the 
campus from graduate schools and from the business world the 
only graduates of Brandeis University — its Class of '52. 

Shown at left (top to bottom), Mrs. Phylis Levins Acker, who last 
June received the first Brandeis diploma; students starting from 
the campus for a downtown Waltham parade; Paul Levenson, 
first of the alumni to become also a member of the "foster 
alumni" by taking out a life membership in the Brandeis Asso- 
ciates; students placing "The Judge" on a trailer for the Home- 
coming parade. 

At the right, above, Homecoming Queen Judith White, Class of 
'56, being crowned at ceremonies by Waltham Mayor Henry 
















JOPY EDITORS ON NEWSPAPER DESKS throughout the nation treated it as just an- 
other story. They took the press association dispatch, wrote the headline, and an- ,1 
nounced to the country at large that Brandeis University was opening its first 
graduate school. 

But the reaction to this story's appearance was more than they could have fore- 
told. Two days after the announcement, letters of application began pouring into 
\^ oodruff Hall from students who sought the opportunity to do graduate work at 
Brandeis. Telegrams and telephone calls, and personal visits to the campus as well, 
brought evidence that this graduate school development at Brandeis would be well 
received. And within ten days, letters of application had arrived from as far away 
as Finland, France and South America. Another gratifying development was the 
number of guarded inquiries members of the faculty began receiving from colleagues 
at other universities concerning possible openings on the Brandeis graduate staff. 

The true significance of this recognition is apparent when one considers the 
timing of the step. What might have taken decades elsewhere was done in less than 
five years at Brandeis, and accomplished while the University was forging a reputa- 
tion of the highest academic calibre. The fraternity of American colleges and univer- 
sities had accepted the validity of the Brandeis teaching product. Brandeis was now 
a factor to be reckoned with in the academic firmament. 

Another milepost on the road to the fulfillment of the promise of Brandeis 
University will be passed when the first graduate scholars arrive on campus at the 
beginning of the 1953-54 academic year. Beginning with the opening of school, 
courses leading to advanced degrees will be offered in the fields of chemistry (Master 
of Arts), music composition (Master of Fine Arts), Near Eastern and Judaic studies 
(Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy) and psychology (Doctor of Philosophy). 
Holding to its concept of quality rather than quantity, the University is moving slowly 
in developing the graduate school. It has chosen to open the four fields in which the ' 
faculty is already of unusual strength. 

Dipping into its outstanding undergraduate teaching staff, which had been 
developed through the years mindful of the needs of a future graduate faculty 
body, the University has listed some of the outstanding educators and researchers in 
the United States. As the dreams and plans of the graduate school reach a climax, 
new necessary facilities are being readied and applications from students all over the 
nation are being screened. 

The University, pledged to keep a fine ratio between the number of students 
and the number of educators, has amiounced enrollment in the graduate school will 
be limited thus assuring students of the close, personal guidance and supervision 
necessary in joint scholarship. 

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Chairman of the new Brandeis University Graduate School 
f Arts and Sciences is Dr. Max Lerner, i)rofessor of American 
ivilization and institutions. 

Formerly on the facuUies of Harvard, \^'ellesley Summer 
nstitute, Sarah Lawrence School and Williams College, Dr. Lerner 
tudied at Yale University. Washington University and the Robert 
Jrookings Graduate School of Economics and Government. 

Senior members of the graduate school at Brandeis will be Dr. 

7>aul G. Cohen, chemistry; Prof. Irving G. Fine, music; Dr. Simon 

Bawidovvicz, Near Eastern and Judaic studies: and Dr. Ai)raham 

II. Maslow. psychology. Each will head the field in which he 

■ |ierializes. 

' Dr. Cohen, chairman of the undergraduate School of Science 
s a prominent investigator in the fields of theoretical and synthetic 
;)rganic chemistry. He was an instructor in chemistry at Harvard, 
eclurer in chemistry at the University of California at Los Angeles 
jnd at Northeastern University. He has contributed research articles 
to American scientific journals, is a member of Sigma Xi, Phi Beta 
Kappa and many scientific societies. 

Irving Fine is chairman of the undergraduate School of the 
Creative Arts and associate professor of music. He was a Guggen- 
heim and a Fulbright Research Fellow. After receiving his B.A. 
and M.A. degrees from Harvard University, he studied in Europe 
before joining the music faculty at Harvard. A former student of 
Koussevitsky, he has taught at Tanglewood. He has appeared as a 
pianist and conductor with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. 

Dr. Rawidowicz. Michael Tuch professor of Hebrew literature 
and Jewish philosophy, is a graduate of Berlin LIniversity and a 
former lecturer at the University of London. The distinguished 
authority in the field of Judaica is the author of many volumes 
dealing with Jewish history and ])hiloso|>hv and contemporary 
Jewish problems. 

A widely recognized authority in his field. Dr. Maslow, asso- 
ciate professor of psychology on the Philip Meyers Foundation, 
received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of 
Wisconsin, where he later taught before accejiting a Carnegie 
Fellowshi]} at Columbia University. He has had published over 40 
articles in jjsychology journals and is co-author of a standard text. 

With Mr. Fine in the Music Area, will be composer-conductor 
Leonard Bernstein; composer Harold Shapero. and musicologist 
Erwin Bodky. In the Psychology Area with Dr. Maslow will be 
Drs. James B. Klee, Eugenia Hanfmann. director of the Brandeis 
Psychological Clinic, and others. 

On the faculty of the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Area 
with Dr. Rawidowicz will be Dr. Nahum N. Glatzer, Dr. Wolf 
Leslau and Dr. Leo Bronstein. With Dr. Cohen in the Chemistry 
Area will be Dr. Sidney Golden, Dr. Stuart A. Maypcr and Dr. 
Orrie M. Friedman. 

The development of its first graduate school is anolher pulse- 
quickening symbol of the University's basic vitality. Its presence 
on campus adds lustre to the academic honors Brandeis already 
carries. It is, in effect, a pledge fulfilled and a challenge to be met. 



Near Eastern and 
Judaic Studies 

This is the University 

♦ . . A month in the Life of Brandeis 

J_JXCITING, ALIVE, VITALLY IMPORTANT to the American scene and seething with 
intellectual and cultural activity — this is Brandeis University, a new experiment in 
higher education which has caught the imagination of all who have come in contact 
with its story. 

Significant activities that make up the lifeline of the Universitv are not confined 
to the campus but reach out across the entire nation. 

\^'hat happened on campus, in New York, San Francisco, Boston, Texas, Florida 
and other areas during a 30-day period at the turn of the year is recorded to show, 
through the medium of montage, the spirit, adventure and growth of Brandeis as it is. 

This, then, is one typical month in the life of the University: 

Newsrooms in San Francisco, Denver. Chicago. Miami and New York . . . 
chattering teletype machines . . . dateline Brandeis University . . . editors head up the 
results of an on campus interview with Dr. Alfred Kinsey, author of the famed Kinsey 
Report, who is at the University as speaker in the General Education S course . . . 
other speakers — Dr. Mordecai M. Ka])lan. one of the nation's leading authorities on 
Judaism, and Miriam van \^ aters. expert on juvenile delinquency jiroblenis. 

The Hotel Plaza in New York City ... a former first lady, international figiiri; 
and delegate of the United States Mission to the United \ations. Mrs. O^noi 
Roosevelt, speaks as a University trustee at the annual dinner-dance of the^^^ds ol 
Brandeis University in the Liquors, Wines and S])irits Industry . . . "I think really 
it is the spirit that you feel within Brandeis that kindles your inb^esl and makes you 
feel that here people are getting something — something thMgJ^i the faculty, through 
the President and through the peo|)le who are interested in~niandeis which |)erhaps rm 
other university in this country actually gives i^jindergraduales . . . These yourrj 
people are close enough to those who work g^^rcach so that I think there is a spii ii 
of real fellowship amono; them." ^s^^ 

eniic Recognition . . . another step forward 
r members of the Class of '53 . . . Abraham Hellti. 
aremont, N. H., gets word he has been accepted by the 
Boston University Medical School . . . William Wiener. 
Dorchester. Mass., accepted at New York University Bel- 
levue Medical School . . . Elliott Morrison, Brooklyn. 
N. Y., accepted by the Albany Medical School and Milton 
Nichaman. Everett, Mass., wins approval from Tufts 
Medical School. 

West Point . . . sna])py gray-uniformed cadets 
march and play basketball . . the Brandeis Judges, after 
defeating M.I.T. and Bates, face the Army at the Hudson 
River rendezvous and stop the future officers 86 to 78. 

Deep Snow Covers the Campus . . . plows clank 
into action . . . students break out skis . . . Leonard 
Bernstein, nationally-known composer and conductor 
and Brandeis professor of music, sits with Irving Fine. 
chairman of the School of the Creative Arts, and mem- 

bers of the faculty and thinks of June and makes ])lans 
for the Second Annual Festival of the Creative Arts. 

A Famous Calypso Singer from the Island of 
Trinidad tells his stories in song . . . Latin Anirric 
music and American jazz . . . drama, hypnotism, s]Mjii> 
and modern dance ... it is \^ inter \^ eekeud al ihe Uni- 
versity climaxed by the Annual Snoj^a!) al the Hotel 
Kenmore in Boston. -^"^ 

A Four-Year Drean^^^mes true with the all- 
' important announct-ment that the Brandeis University 
[Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will open in four 
I fields — chetnistry, music composition, Near Eastern 
i and Judaic studies and psychology — at the start of the 
1953-51 academic year . . . the faculty busy processing 
applications coming in from many parts of the nation. 

Huge Blue Windows swing into place . . . scaffold- 
ing . . . busy workmen . . . the Sha|)iro Athletic Center 
is nearing completion. 

An Airliner Streaks South and West . . . George 
Al])ert. chairman of the University's Board of Trustees, 
heads for Houston, Dallas. San Antonio. Galveston and 
Fort Worth in Texas and Tucson. Arizona . . . exciting 
meeting of Brandeis Associates . . . benefactions to 
the L niversity. 

Academic Meeting in New York . . . the History 
of Science Society meets and elects Dr. Marie Boas, 
Brandeis instructor in history, secretary. 

Outside Interest in the University is on the up- 
swing . . . chapters of the Brandeis University Asso- 
ciates busy meeting in Tulsa, Chicago, St. Louis, Buffalo, 
Cleveland, Philadelphia, Cincinnati and Boston. 

Brandeis Students are rated far above the na- 
tional average in scholastic aptitude by the American 
Council on Education as the psychological examination 
results are announced. 

New Chapters of the National \^ omen's Com- 
mittee for Brandeis are organized by Mrs. Irving 
Abrams, national jjresident ... in Birmingham. Ala- 
bama, and Little Rock, Arkansas . . . speakers from 
the University at chapter meetings in Georgia, Tennessee 
and Indiana. 

Retrenchment Problems . . . some U. S. colleges 
and universities showing a dip in enrollments and appli- 
cations . . . Brandeis Director of Admissions C. Ruggles 

.Smitli reports a 100 per cent increase in applications over 
the previous year. 

Two Books Are Published and two more are 
accepted . . . off the press . . . "Franz Kosenzweig: His 
Life and Thought ". written by Dr. Nahum N. Glatzer, 
associate professor of Jewish history at Brandeis and 
published by Farrar Straus and Young, Inc. . . . "Frag- 
ments of Life, Metaphysics and Art", written by Dr. 
Leo Bronstein, lecturer in the fine arts and Near Eastern 
civilization, and published by Bond Wheelwright Co. 
. . . accepted by Columbia University . . . "The Ideas of 
Marcel Proust", written by Milton Hindus, assistant 
professor of English . . . Simon & Schuster will publish 
in September ''A Bargain \^ ith God", written by Thomas 
L. Savage, assistant professor of English. 

The Board of Trustees awards the contract for 
the new Student Union Building . . . work begins in 
Hamilton Quadrangle. 

The Jacob White Memorial Collection of Music 
arrives at the University Library ... an extensive portion 
of the classical field is covered. 

The Friends of the School of the Creative Arts 

step u|) their activities . . . under their sponsorship the 
internationally-known Juilliard String Quartet opens the 
Friends' on-campus Arts Series. 

New York Businessman, A. Levitt, makes the 
first benefaction toward the building of an extensive 
micro-card system at the Library. 

Address at Cleveland, Ohio . . . Dr. Abram L. 
Sachar, president of the L'niversity. flies to Cleveland 
where he addresses the National Education Association 
on contemporary educational ])roblems. 

Focal Point for Near Eastern literature . . . first 
shipments of material from Egypt. Lebanon and Israel 
mark the formal entrance of Brandeis into the Farming- 
ton Plan . . . the University is responsible for collecting 
all contem])orary publications, under the ])lan. from 
that area. 

Dateline: Everywhere . . . from coast to coast, 
on campus and off. people lake action, events occur. 
Academicians and foster alumni, students and trustees, 
people of vision, people of faith . . . their combined 
efforts mesh, and their labors are forging the destiny of 
Brandeis University. 

The American 

J- he descriptions of college courses, as seen in catalogs from coast to coast, 
seem couched in a pattern of similarity. If vou skim through college and university 
catalogs, you get the feeling that the courses are all so similar, regardless of where 
they are offered. Gertrude Stein might have said. "A course is a course is a course", 
and many would have been forced to agree. 

There's only one thing wrong with this line of reasoning. It simply isnt true. 

Pick up the latest Brandeis catalog and scan its listing of courses, for example, 
and let your eye travel to an inconspicuous listing under the social sciences. It says 
simply "197B-The American Twenties. Instructor. Dr. Merrill D. Peterson"'. A closer 
examination reveals that this is a course that is excitingly different and which, in effect, 
details the educational |)hiIosophy of Brandeis University. 

The new course, which was devised by Professor Peterson, is unique in thai it 
represents an integrated approach to the culture of a period. It isn't simply history, 
or literature, or civilization. It is, instead, an effort at understanding a crucial period 
in American life by a study of all the elements which made the period what it was. 

"I developed the course for several reasons," tall, boyish-looking Dr. Peterson 
declares. "First, because I am interested in the problems of method involved in 
any integrated approach to culture. My basic assumption is, of course, that a 
historical period may best be understood as a total pattern, with its literature, 
sociology, politics all related. 1 ha\e always felt that It would be interesting to take 
a single decade and study it in this way. 

"Until I began working up this course I was under the illusion that one could 
really exhaust a decade in a single term. Now I know better; I have had to be very 
selective, concentrating on what seem to be the most significant expressions of the 
culture in the Twenties. But why the Twenties'? Partly because it has a kind of 
classic unity (but so do the Thirties, perhaps the Nineties, etc.) but more because 
of the recent revival of interest in the decade. I don't know how to explain it — 
because we are acquiring historical perspective on the decade, perhaps nostalgia, 
perhaps because we see certain parallels with our own time. 

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"Also, I seriously believe it was a decade of crucial change, and surely it is 
richer in literary expression than almost any previous period. Thus, it merits 
close study on its own terms. My desire is simply to locate the ethos of the decade 
and to determine what difference it made in American life. I hope to have the 
answer before I am through with the course — now I am not at all sure. 

"1919 and 1929 are the two poles. \^ e begin with the quality of hope, of 
anticipation, before the disillusionment set in; just as, at the other end. we 
deal with the impact of the Great Depression into the Thirties. In between, we 
study four major patterns: The Revolt from the Village (Mencken-Lewis- 
Anderson, Greenwich Village-Millay-etc, Paris-Cowley) ; Civilization in the 
L'nited States (Jazz Age morals, play-pleasure-entertainment, business and 
boom, the politics of Normalcy, etc.); \^ riters in the Republic (focus on 
Fitzgerald, Hemingwav. Eliot. Crane; also criticism: Mumford, Irving Babbitt. 
Edmund \^ ilson. etc.) ; Case of Social Conscience (Sacco-Vanzetti, Dos Passos, 
The Big Money). As you see. the focus is on the experience of the intellectuals 
of the generation born in the Nineties. Nearly all the materials of the course 
are primary, i.e. contemporary writing, not histories." 

Dr. Peterson, whose book "The Jefferson Image"' soon will be published, 
is assistant professor of American civilization at Brandeis University. He came 
to Brandeis from Harvard L'niversitv in 1949. where he taught both American 
literature and American institutions. 

"No one can say just exactly what will emerge from a new course of this 
type. In developing it, I have found both excitement and intellectual stimula- 
tion. The students will find these qualities and more; they'll acquire a sense of 
perspective about an era whose activities so profoundly affected the conduct 
of our national life. They'll work hard, and I think they'll learn much. And 
also, " he declared with a smile, "I think thev II like it.' 

PIONEER ... Dr. Merrill D. F\.;>.i,c;,, 
approaches the Twenties from a 
viewpoint which seeks to integrate 
alt elements of that crucial decade. 


LACONIC . . . Shown, right, astride 
his favorite mount, "Mistletoe", then 
President Calvin Coolidge, Repub- 
lican from Vermont, was a symbol 
of the conservative government In 

CRASH . . . Picture at the left shows 
Wall Street scene during the finan- 
cial crisis of 1929 which was a fore- 
runner of the Great Depression. 


Dr. David L. FalkofT, assistant professor of 
physics at Brandeis University, has been 
named associate editor of the American Jour- 
nal of Physics. 

The Journal, on whose staff Dr. Falkoff will 
serve for three years, is published by the 
American Association of Physics Teachers. 


Benefactions to the University totaling 
$150,000 were announced at the January 
meeting of the Friends of Brandeis Univer- 
sity in the Liquors. Wines and Spirits 
Industry. The dinner-dance, held in New 
York's Hotel Plaza, was addressed by Mrs. 
Eleanor Roosevelt and Trustee Chairman 
George Alpert. 

An unlocked for. dramatic highlight of 
the meeting came when Frank H. Reitman. 
of Newark. N. J., rose to speak after giving 
325,000 to the University. Said Mr. Reitman: 

"I am nearing three score and ten years 
and I do not know how many years longer 
I will be able to .serve Brandeis University."" 

turned to 


With great solemnity he 
two sons who sat in the 

■"Now I call upon you, my sons, to carry 
out my work in helping to assure in the 
years ahead the continuance of the fine 
work that is being done at Brandeis 

Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt called aiding the 
development of Brandeis a privilege. 

■"Brandeis University represents a chal- 
lenge to others to follow our leadership," 
she said. "'The development of the Univer- 
sity is our democratic privilege and re- 

Said George Alpert in his address: ""The 
traditional concept of haste makes waste 
has been upset in the building of Brandeis. 

'"We've had to hurry but our race against 
lime has resulted in a splendid addition 
to the roster of denominationally sponsored 

Walter F. Terry, chairman of the meeting, 
depicted Brandeis as ""a lesson in democracy." 

"As a non-Jew," he said, "T sincerely 
believe that the aiding and building of this 
university is an honor and a privilege." 

Also addressing the meeting were co- 
chairmen of the meeting, Charles A. Berns, 
Harold L. Renfield. Joshua Gollin and Tubie 
Resnick. Other co-chairmen were Morris 0. 
Alprin, Norman Feldman, Victor A. Fischel, 
Herman A. Katz, John L. Leban, Harold S. 
Lee and Jerome W. Picker. 

In charge of coordination and the program 
was William Hodes. 

FRIE\DS OF BRA^iDEIS . . . Mrs. Eleanor Rooseielt. University trustee anil Iwnur guest ul 
the January meeting of the Friends of Brandeis Lniversity in the Liquor. W ines and Spirits 
Industry stops to chat at the Hotel Plaza in i\ew York City with (I. to r.) co-chairmen of the din- 
ner. Charles A. Berns. Harold L. Renfield and Tubie Resnick; George Alpert. chairman of the 
University's Board of Trustees: and If alter F. Terry, chairman of the dinner-dance meeting. 

<>»i:^^C!.S OP£R.4Tir LEADK 

Ramon Gilbert, Brandeis University junior 
who once thrilled football fans with his 
play at tackle, is now tackling music. 

As a promising member of the University's 
eleven, Gilbert, who stands one inch over 
six feet tall, was doing well under Coach 
Benny Friedman. Midway in his sophomore 
year, the tackle sang for Brandeis Music 
Professor Erwin Bodky. The educator saw 
a real future for Ramons baritone voice 
and now the youth is devoting all of his 
energies to practicing the scales instead of 
blocking and tackling. 

Since forsaking the gridiron for music. 
Gilbert has sung leads in Gian Carlo- 
Menottis operas. ""The Telephone"' and 
"Amahl and the Night Visitors." 


Some people would feel that making it 
possible for Brandeis University's first sum- 
ma cum laude graduate to obtain his 
education constituted a sufficient contribu- 
tion to the institution. 

But Max and Harriet Chernis, of Newton, 
Mass., were just beginning. On the heels 
of the establishment of the Ma.\ Chernis 
Scholarship, awarded last year to Gustav 
Ranis, top student in the first graduating 
class, Mr. and Mrs. Chernis have now made 
a gift of S25,000 to the University. 

In their honor, Brandeis officials recently 
designated Chernis Hall, Sydeman Hall 
facility used for lecture classes and as a 
film projection room. Chernis Hall is part of 
one of the largest classroom facilities on the 
University campus. 

Mr. Chernis is the owner of the Boston 
Sausage and Provision Company. 


Mfmoiializiiif; an industrial leader whose 
aiiie is in^livisibi>' assoeialed with humani- 
iriaii and philanthropic qualities, the Abra- 

ini Shapiro Athletic Center will be dedicated 
ii Sunday. April 12. 

Brunch at 11 a.m. will precede the impres- 
\\e dedication exercises which are slated to 
tart at 12 oclock, noon. 

Presiding will be Abe W. Berkowitz, chair- 
lan of the Abraham Shapiro Memorial 

Speakers will include Dr. Abram L. Sachar, 
J'niversity president: George Alpert, chair- 
nan of the board of trustees, and Maurice J. 
"obin. honorary chairman of the Abraham 

iapiro Memorial Committee. 

Others participating in the ceremonies will 
Include Joseph M. Linsey, chairman of the 
i^randeis University Athletic Association: 
?enny Friedman, director of athletics, and 
Mdney Goldfader, Class of '54. 

Planned as a '"living memorial to the great 
nan whose name it bears,"" the Abraham 
^liapiro Athletic Center will house three prac- 
irc basketball courts with an ultimate seat- 
nii capacity of 3,000 available for public 

The main t;yninasiuin. measuring 16.000 
pquare feet, is one of the most modern in 
llhe East. 

Gymnastic facilities and equipment, locker 
and shower rooms, massage and physiotherapy 
facilities, exercise and drill rooms, as well 
as offices for the athletic staff are located in 
the Center. 

In addition, it houses two double class- 
rooms and two single classrooms, all air- 

A handsome structure of modern architec- 
ture, the Abraham Shapiro Athletic Center 
is approached through a semi-circular portico 
which ultimately will be enclosed with glass. 

The dedication event, April 12, will climax 
the program of the Abraham Shapiro Memo- 
rial Committee, organized in 1949 to honor 
the memory of the late Boslonian who left 
behind a legion of friends mindful of his 
"lifetime of service."" 

It has been pointed out that creation of 
the Center at Brandeis University, in whose 
early history Abraham Sha|>iro played a 
major role, will memorialize him in a man- 
ner consistent with his interests and appro- 
priate to his outlook on life. 

In the early planning stages of the Univer- 
sity and in the pioneer months of its estab- 
lishment. Abraham -Shapiro frequently 
expressed the desire to see Brandeis join 
with other American institutions of higher 
learning in an active sports program. 

NEW SCHOLARSHIP . . . Bishop Bernard 
J. Shell, director-jounder of the Catholic 
Youth Organization, shakes hands with Dr. 
.4hrant L. Sarhar. president of the University, 
after estahlishing a juU tuition scholarship in 
the name of the C.) .0. The benefaction was 
made at a meeting of the Chicago Chapter. 
Bratideis University .Associates. 

^usic, Drama, Art Exhibit and Lecture Series 
Will be Featured on Campus Arts Programs 

A variety of talent has been gathered by 
the Friends ol the School of the Creative 
Arts at Brandeis University for a series of 
campus arts programs for members, students 
and faculty. 

The programs are part of the expansion 
of the organization, established in 1949, 
which is <ledicated to the development and 
su|)port of the arts at the University. 

On December 10, the Friends sponsored 
a concert by the internationally-known 
.luilliard Quartet in the Nathan Seifer 
Auditorium on campus. 

Marc Blitzstein, composer and playwright, 
gave a program of his works at the Hotel 
Somerset in Boston on December 14 honor- 
ing new members of the Friends. He was 
assisted by Lotte Lenya who played the 
role of Xantippe in the Broadway produc- 
tion of Maxwell Andersons "Barefoot in 

At the affair in Boston there was an ex- 
hibition of paintings and sculpture by con- 
temporary artists from the Mirski Gallery. 
Shown were the works of Carl Zerbe, 
Brandeis Professor Mitchell Siporin, David 
Aronson, Bernard Chaet, Barbara Swan, 
Esther Geller and George Aarons. 

Miss Vivienne Bennett, talented British 
comedienne and a member of the Old Vic 
Company of London, presented an evening 

I'l. \\\l\(, .-IKTS PR0GR.4MS . . . Shown 
left to right. Daniel W eisberg. chairman of 
the Friends of the School of the Creative 
Arts, and Irving Fine, chairman of the 
.'school of the Creative Arts at the Univer- 
sity, discuss plans for the series of arts 
programs for members of the Friends and 
students and faculty at Brandeis. 

of ""Comedy Through the Ages," January 14, 
in Nathan Seifer Hall under the sponsor- 
ship of the Friends. 

The 195.3 calendar announced by the 

Friends also includes these on-campus 
programs: A recital by Phyllis Curtin, 
soprano: an illustrated talk by Prof. Meyer 
Shapiro on the relationship of art and 
science: a faculty concert: program of early 
music for voice and in.struments: art film 
showings discussed by Mr. Ziporin: an il- 
lustrated lecture: two drama programs and 
a recital by the University Dance Group. 

Chairman of the Friends of the School 
of the Creative Arts is Daniel Weisberg, 
prominent Greater Boston community leader 
and a professor at Boston University"s 
College of Business Administration. 

Adolph Ullnian, for whom the amphi- 
theatre at the University is named, is 
honorary chairman of the Friends and 
Mrs. Paul T. Smith is vice chairman. 

Others who have been instrumental in 
the development of this program are Mrs. 
Mandel Green, Mrs. Dok Isenberg, Mrs. 
Bernard H. Robinson and Mrs. Joseph 

Since the organization was formed under 
the sponsorship of a group of Greater 
Boston music lovers, the Friends have grown 
today to number nearly 1,000. 

During their three-year existence they 
have awarded scholarships to talented and 
needy students, purchased the entire works 
and recordings of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms 
and Mozart for the University, contributed 
to the construction of lecture rooms below 
the Adolph Ullman Amphitheatre and pur- 
chased instruments for Brandeis. 




Chapter Visitii* Made 
By National llead.s 
Lend Added Impetus 

The newly installed program of the 
National Women's Committee of Brandeis 
University calling for national officers and 
board members to meet with the various 
chapters throughout the country has proved 
highly successful, according to a report by 
Mrs. Harry L. Michaels, national chairman 
of the Executive Committee. 

The following is a list, by states, of 
some of the reports of activities of the 
National Women's Committee: 


BIRMINGHAM — Mrs. George G. Berk 
was named president of a new chapter 
organized by Mrs. Hannah W. Abranis. 
national president, with the assistance of 
Mrs. Lester Samelson. Other officers: Mrs. 
Marvin Engel, Mrs. Ira Bayer and Mrs. 
Mark Levine, vice presidents; Mrs. Eugene 
Zeldman, recording secretary; Mrs. Carl 
Hess, corresponding secretary; Mrs. A. C. 
Harris, treasurer. 

MONTGOMERY — This new chapter re- 
ports a membership of 75 annual and eight 
life members. Mrs. Harry .Stern, a member 
of the Atlanta. Ga., Chapter, brought the 
.story of Brandeis to a recent meeting 
attended by a group of women comprised 
of all the Jewish women's organizations in 


TUCSON — Mrs. Hyman Copins, presi- 
dent, announced 25 new members were 
installed following a talk by Mr. Berger. 


LITTLE ROCK — Mrs. Abranis organized 
a new chapter aided by Mrs. Samelson which 
elected the following officers: Mrs. Joe 
Tenenbaum. president; Mrs. Lee Kretchmar 
and Mrs. Harry Lasker, vice presidents; 
Mrs. Henry Feingold, treasurer; Mrs. John 
Samuel, secretary. 


SAN FRANCISCO — Mrs. Marshall Kuhn 
reported the chapter of which she is 
treasurer gained 39 new members, two 
fully paid life and one partially paid life 
members, as the result of a memliership tea 
presided over by Mrs. Richard Dinner, 
president. Speakers at the tea were Clarence 
Q. Berger, executive assistant to the president 
of Brandeis. and Dr. Alexander Meikeljohn. 

LOS ANGELES — Following a meeting 
at which Mr. Berger was guest speaker, 
Mrs. Samuel Moss, chapter president and 
national board member, announced 61 new 
annual members and nine life members had 
been secured. Mrs. Moss is helping the 
National Women's Committee with the or- 
ganization of communities in Cialifornia. 

president of the chapter here, Mrs. Harry 
H. Poise, announced five annual mend)er- 

Mrs. Irving Kane, ahove. the first life nieni- 
hership rhairmun i)j the Cleveland. Ohio. 
Chapter. National lf'(inien\s Committee, has 
reported 85 new life members enrolled 
from the time she took office in December 
until February 1. She U'as assisted by Mrs. 
.4lvin Mellman. chapter president and in 
charge of the Cleveland section. Mrs. 
Burnett Bricker. Mrs. .ilfred Benesch. Mrs. 
Max Ratner. Mrs. Ezra Shapiro and Mrs. 
Nathan Gordon. 

ships and four life memberships had ciiKjIlcd 
following a talk by Mr. Berger. 

(' o n n e I* t i o u t 

STAMFORD — -The following officers were 
elected to lead this new chapter organized 
by Mrs. Michaels: Mrs. Alan V. Tishman, 
president; Mrs. Joseph Ackernian, vice 
president : Mrs. Edward H. Beneson, treas- 
urer; Mrs. Robert .Salomon, secretary. 


MIAMI — Mrs. Ben Zion Ginsburg. newly 
elected president, was installed and pre- 
sided over her hrst meeting. Mrs. Abranis 
was honor guest. 

JACKSONVILLE — On her tour through 
the South and Southwest, Mrs. Abrams was 
guest speaker at a board and general meet- 
ing here. Mrs. Ben Stein, president, presided. 


ATLANTA — Five new life members and 
several annual members were added to the 
roster here. One hundred and seventy women 
gave Mrs. Abrams a tremendous ovation. 

SAVANNAH — A new slate of officers 
was named here following a board meeting 
with Mrs. Abranis. They are: Mrs. Hyman 
Levy, president: .Mrs. Harry Zarem. vice 
president; Mrs. Sam Rosen, secretary; Mrs. 
David Robinson, treasurer. 


SPRINGFIELD — Mrs. Morris Mandell 
and Mrs. Milton Callner, national vice 
presidents, met with the chapter board and 
the following new officers were elected: 
Mrs. M. J. Kellner, president; Mrs. Clyde 
A. Meiers, Mrs. Morris D. Oberman, Mrs. 
Roberts, Mrs. Michael Eckstein, vice presi- 
dents; Mrs. Irwin Fischer, recording sec- 

Substaiitial C«ain»« in 
By Numerous Croups 

retary; Mrs. William Fritchman, secretary 


INDIANAPOLIS — Eight life members 
and many new annual members were re- 
corded at a meeting where Lewis Coser. 
lecturer in the .social sciences at the Univer- 
sity, addressed 225 women. 


SIOUX CITY — Mrs. Maurice Mandell 
national board member from Chicago, pre- 
sented this new chapter, organized by Mrs. 
Abranis, with their charter, February 18. 
The following officers were elected: Mrs. 
A. H. Baron, president; Mrs. Wallace 
Rosenthal, vice president; Mrs. L. J, 
Kutcher, treasurer; Mrs. Edwin .Sherman, 


SPRINGFIELD — Results of a concen 
Irated membership drive showed 134 new 
members enrolled. The report was given at 
a meeting at which Dr. Lewis Coser was 
honor guest. 

FITCHBURG — Dr. Leonard Levy ad- 
dressed the Fitchburg-Leominster chapter 
at a meeting presided over by Mrs. Robert 
H. Wexler. 

TAUNTON — Dr. Levy was well received 
at an afternoon meeting over which Mrs. 
Harold Lazarus presided. 


ST. LOUIS — • A recent growth report of 
the Chapter here showed 45 annual and 17 
life members added to the roster. A new 
slate of officers was elected. They are: Mrs. 
N. M. Sachar, honorary president; Mrs. 
Harry Liebernian, president ; Mrs. 
Fleischman, Mrs. Charles Yalem, 
Joseph Weiner, vice presidents; Mrs 
nard B. Gross, corresponding secretary: 
Morris Horwitz, recording secretary; 
Zola Carp, treasurer. 


OMAHA — Dr. Leonard Levy, instructor 
in American civilization and institutions at 
Brandeis, presented this new chapter, or- 
ganized by Mrs. Abrams, with their charter 
on February 19. Newly-elected officers are: 
Mrs. David Bialac, president; Mrs. Joe 
Sweiback, Mrs. Hyman Ferer, Mrs. Hubert 
Monsky, vice presidents; Mrs. Ernest A. 
Nogg, treasurer. 

New Y'ork 

BROOKLYN — Mrs. David Farber was 
installed as president of this chapter at a 
meeting at which Elliott Silverstein was 
guest speaker. 

SCHENECTADY — Mrs. Frederick S. de 
Beer, vice chairman in charge of organiza- 
tion, met with Schenectady women to aid 
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One thousand rommunity leaders, gathered 
for the Fourth Annual Membership Dinner 
of the Greater Boston Chapter, Brandeis 
University Associates, were toM that al- 
though the University's continuance is as- 
sured their support is still greatly needed. 

The dinner was held in the main ball- 
room of the Hotel Statler in December. 
Harold Sherman Goldberg presided. 

Dr. Abram L. Sachar, president of the 
University. George Alpert, chairman of the 
Brandeis Board of Trustees, Milton Kahn, 
national chairman of the Associates. Natalie 
Litvich, first president of the Brandeis 
Alumni Association, and Edward Weeks, 
editor of Atlantic Monthly, addressed the 
members and guests who overflowed the 
huge ballroom. 

Hailing the magnificent contribution to 
the growth of Brandeis made by Associates 
throughout the nation, Dr. Sachar said: 

"Brandeis University no longer stands on 
a trembling foundation — its continuance 
as an educational institution has now been 
assured. There was a time in the Univer- 
sity's short history when we stood daily on 
the brink of disaster. We knew that if sup- 
port had not continued to come in from 
our friends across the country our existence 
was imperiled. The University is now 
confident of the continued support of its 
friends. " 

Said Trustee Chairman Alpert: 

"Although the University's continuance 
is assured, its financial foundation is not 
yet firm. It has been claimed that a Univer- 
sity's greatness can be measured by the 
size of its deficit. If that is so. then we may 
proudly number Brandeis among the great- 
est institutions in this land. Support is 
still very much needed." 


GREATER BOSTOX CHAPTER DIWER . . . Among the une thousand persons attending 
the Fourth Annual Membership Dinner of the Greater Boston Chapter. Brandeis L'niversity 
Associates, were, left to right, standing. Dudley Kimball. University trustee; Harold Sherman 
Goldberg, dinner chairman; Hyman Cohen, chapter president; Milton Kahn. national chairman 
of the Associates; and Meyer Jaffe. University trustee. Seated, left to right. George .41 perl, 
chairman. University Board of Trustees; Edward Weeks, editor of .Atlantic Monthly and 
guest speaker; Dr. Abram L. Sachar, president of the University. 

National Women's Conunitlee Report Shows 
New Program Intensifies Chapter Effort 

SUPER SODA . . . One of the most popular 
places on campus is the B-Hive. new 
snack bar in The Castle. Here Frances 
Shapiro. Class of '53. is shown sipping an 
outsize soda — a token of the prize given 
her for naming the new facility in a contest 
held for students. 

(continued from page 10) 
them in reorganizing the chapter ajid in 
the selection of a new slate of officers. The 
new officers: Mrs. Jacob Breslaw, president; 
Mrs. George Marcus, Mrs. Walter Cross, 
vice presidents; Mrs. Albert Freedman, re- 
cording secretary; Mrs. Louis Cohen, corre- 
sponding secretary; Mrs. Hyman Sacharoff. 

YONKERS — Mrs. Harry Michaels, na- 
tional organization chairman from Boston. 
Mrs. Lois Kramer, national vice president 
from Providence, R. I., Mrs. Daniel Linden- 
baum, national board member from New 
York (!ity. Mrs. Isa Gruskin, national board 
member from New London, Conn., and Dr. 
Miriam Freund, national board member 
from New York City, attended a series of 
membership teas held in Y'onkers. 


DAYTON — -The new chapter here, or- 
ganized by Lucille Meyers of Cincinnati, 
has named the following officers: Mrs. Max- 
well F. Ettlinger, president; Mrs. Maurice 
Linden Mrs. William Levin, vice presidents; 
Mrs. Herman Russ, treasurer. Following a 
visit by Mr. Berger this chapter reported 
a membership of 80 with a goal of 300 set. 

CINCINNATI — Fourteen new life mem- 
bers were secured at a life membership 
meeting held at the home of Mrs. Edward 
Kuhn. Eighty women were present to hear 
George Alpert, chairman of the University's 
Board of Trustees, speak February 5. 

COLUMBUS — Mrs. William Wasser- 
slrom, president, reported 57 new annual 
members and 14 new life members were 
registered following a talk by Mr. Berger. 
The chapter reports a total membership of 
more than 600 of which more than 100 are 
life members. 

Rhodf' iNlaiid 

NEWPORT — Mrs. Samuel Alofsin pre- 
sided over a recent meeting which featured 
a spirited question period which followed 
a talk by E. M. Gilbert, director of the 
University's Office of Public Affairs, 

PROVIDENCE — Three new life mend)ers 
and 24 annual members were added to the 
roster here after a talk by Dr. Coser before 
200 women. 


D.ALL.AS — This new chapter, organized 
by Mrs. Eli Goldstein, national board mem- 
ber of San .Antonio, named the following 
officers: Mrs. Helman Rosenthal and Mr.s. 
Jacob Feldman. chairmen pro teni. 


MEMPHIS — Six new life members were 
recorded at a life membership tea given 
at the home of Mrs. M. H. Grenauer. Mrs. 
.\brams addressed the group which num- 
bered about 3.S. 

NASHVILLE — ■ The Community Council 
has granted permission for the organization 
of a chapter here. 




Thirteen groups active in behalf of Bran- 
ileis University held meetings in nine states 
recently to assist in the dynamic growth 
of the University. 

Buffalo. .\'.V. 

On December 28, a dinner meeting honor- 
ing Dr. Ahram L. Sachar. president of the 
University, was given by the Buffalo Chapter 
of the Brandeis University Associates. 

At the meeting. Chairman Edward 
Kavinoky announced that eight new life 
memberships in the Associates were vol- 
unteered. Life memberships are $2,000 
each. Over 74 associate memberships at 
$100 per year and four full tuition scholar- 
ships at .f600 a year each, were also 

Irving Levick, chapter vice president was 
assistant chairman of the dinner meeting 
and Hyman Lefcowitz and Mrs. Michael 
Cohen were co-chairmen of arrangements. 

St. Louis, Mo. 

The St. Louis Chapter of the Associates 
held a meeting which resulted in $18,400 
being reported in new memberships and 
renewal of old memberships. 

The report showed 46 new annual mem- 
bers taken in and 138 renewals. The chapter 
held a committee lunch for the raising of 
capital gift fund monies under the chair- 
manship of I. E. Goldstein. Dr. Sachar was 
guest speaker. 

Houston, Texas 

The Houston Chapter of the Associates 
came into being at a meeting at the West- 
wood Country Club. George Alpert, chair- 
man of the Brandeis University Board of 
Trustees, was the speaker. Irvin Shlenker 
was chairman of the organization dinner. 

Philadolpbia. Penna. 

The Philadelphia Chapter of the Brandeis 
University Associates held a music festival 
and dinner in the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel 
honoring Frederic R. Mann, commissioner 
of the Philadelphia Department of Rec- 
reation and president of the Robin Hood 
Dell which he founded. 

Mr. Mann was presented with a certificate 
as newly elected Fellow of the University 
for his contributions to the cultural and 
musical life of the community. The pre- 
sentation was made by President Sachar. 

At the festival the Robin Hood Dell 
orchestra was conducted by Leonard Bern- 
stein, director of the University's Festival 
of the Creative Arts and professor of music 
at Brandeis. 

Eight hundred persons prominent in civic, 
educational and political affairs attending 
the festival-dinner heard three of Mr. 
Mann's proteges — Elaine Malbin, soprano; 
Jerry Lowenthal, pianist; and Hyman Bress, 

Bernard G. Segal, chancellor of the 
Philadelphia Bar Association, was chairman. 
Mayor Joseph S. Clark, Jr., was a guest. 

San Antonio, Texas 

The "foster alumni" in San Antonio held 
an organization-dinner meeting at Northview 
Country Club in mid-January. Mr. Alpert 
was guest speaker. 

Members of the dinner committee were 
P'rank Falkstein, Jake Karotkin, Bill Atler. 
Herman Brenner, Dan Oppenheimer, Lou 
Scharlack, Israel Silber, Eph Charnisky, 
Frank Lichstenstein. Adolph Vogel, Danny 
Dreeben. Robert S. Kaufman, Henry Cohen 
and Eli Goldstein. 

f'hieago. III. 

Two hundred and twenty-tive "foster 
alumni" heard the Most Rev. Bernard J. 
.Shell, senior auxiliary bishop of the (!atholic 
archdiocese of Chicago, welcome Brandeis 
University into the family of American 
universities as the first institution of its 
kind founded by the Jewish people, at a 
meeting of the Chicago Chapter of the 

Sharing speaking honors with Bishop 
Shell were Dr. Saohar and Athletic Director 
Benny Friedman. 

Co-chairmen of the dinner were George 
Gaber, Oscar Getz and Maurice Rieger. 

C i n e i n n a t i . 4> ii i o 

Mr. Alpert addressed the Cincinnati 
Chapter at the Losantiville Country Club, 
January 29. General chairman of the meet- 
ing was Nathan Solinger. Benjamin S. Katz 
and Philip Meyers were assistant chairmen. 

Neiv York, A'.Y. 

Herman A. Katz, vice president of the 
Jacob Ruppert Brewery, served as host at 
a luncheon to the Brandeis University 
Beverage Committee at the brewery. Many 
outstanding leaders in the beverage industry 
attended the event. 

Guest speakers lauded Mr. Katz's activities 
in behalf of Brandeis and hailed him as a 
leader in humanitarian movements. 

Speakers included Harold L. Renfield, 
William Hodes, Rabbi Simon Langer, Fred 
Linder, president of Rupperts, and Rabbi 
Joel S. Geffen, director of the Department 
of Field Activities and Community Services 
of the Jewish Theological .Seminary. 

Tulsa, Oklahoma 

As.sociates of the Tulsa Chapter held a 
fund-raising dinner at the Mayo Hotel and 
heard Dr. Sachar report on recent progress 
of the University. L. P. Meyers was chair- 
man of the affair. Tulsa has the honor of 
being the community where the Associates 
program was launched. 

Albany, N.¥. 

Dr. Sachar was principal speaker at a 
meeting sponsored by the Albany Chapter 
of the Associates. The meeting was held at 
the DeWitt Clinton Hotel in January. 

.Samuel E. Aronwitz, Albany attorney, 
was chairman for the meeting. Committee 
members included Richard Levi, Sidney R. 

Xew Student ITiiiou 
Building IJnder%%'ay: 
Slated for Fall Vise 

Work has begun on the beautiful Student 
Union Building at Brandeis University, ac- 
cording to an announcement made by Meyer 
Jaffe, chairman of the Board of Trustees' 
Building Committee. 

The new building, 
located in Hamilton 
Quadrangle, will coji- ^^«« ^ 

form in design to the ^|^^ ^^' '^ 
modern architecture ^^^4 jt— 
of other facilities 

Scheduled for use 

next September, the ,, , „ 

c. J . TT • Merer Jiifje 

new Student Union " 

Building will be a two-story edifice. Present 
plans call for the ground floor to house 
the main dining room, refrigeration areas, 
a large bakery, several kitchens, food stor- 
age compartments and the stewards office. 

Recreation, dining and office facilities are 
scheduled to take up the second floor. Out- 
standing feature of the building will be 
the second-floor lounge with a fireplace and 
a large Hoor-to-ceiling glass wall which will 
overlook a front patio and a circular imul. 

On the second floor, the new building uill 
include a private dining room, large recrr.i 
tion room which may be divided into offices 
for student organizations, a music room, and 
a faculty dining room. 

Nathan, Joseph Wander, Dr. Morris Alpert, 
Dr. Nathan Fradkin and Myron .S. Strasser. 

Nen- London, Conn. 

The New London Chapter of the National 
Women's Committee for Brandeis Univer- 
sity gave a membership tea. Mrs. Harry L. 
Michaels, honorary vice president of the 
national group, was guest speaker. 

Clevelanfl. Ohio 

The Cleveland Chapter cf the Associates 
held a fund-raising dinner at the Oakwood 
Country Club with Benny Friedman and 
Dr. Sachar as guest speakers. Chairman 
Ben D. Zevin, President of the World Book 
Corporation, called a luncheon for top 
community leaders before the dinner. 

Chieago. III. 

The Friends of Brandeis University in 
the Liquor Industry of Chicago held an As- 
sociates membership dinner for 150 persons. 

Memphis, Tenn. 

Emanuel Gilbert, director of the Univer- 
sity's Office of Public Affairs, was guest 
speaker at the Third Annual Meeting of the 
Memphis Chapter of the Associates late in 
January. Abe Waldauer was chairman. 


BALTIMORE, Ml). . . The Baltimore Chapter of the National Women's Committee of Brandeis 
University recently sponsored a lecture series at the Phoenix Club. Planning the lecture series 
were Mrs. Elsie F. Herman, chairman, and Mesdames I. B. Terrell. I. E. Rosenhloom. Henry 
Rogers. Iriing Grant, .ihraham ^hau\ Israel Goldman. Leon Ginsherg. Henry Oppenheinier. 
Harry Coplan and .'■Samuel R. Pines. The opening lecture. ".Ambassadors of Culture." was given 
by Dr. Malcolm Moos, adviser to the Fulbright Scholarship students at Johns Hopkins University. 
Other participants were Dr. G. Wilson Shaffer, dean of faculty. Johns Hopkins University : Dr. 
Jacob E. Finesinger. professor of psychiatry. University of Maryland Medical School: and Rahhi 
Theodore Gordon, head of Hillel Foundation. Univer.nty of Pennsylvania. 

BOSTON, MASS. . . Leonard Bernstein, director of Brandeis University's Festival of 
the Creative Arts and professor of nmsie, recently received a silver bowl for cultural 
achievement before 500 persons attending a dinner at Temple Israel Meeting House. 
The bowl was presented to the composer-conductor by the Brotherhood of Temple 

DURHAM, N. H. . . Dr. David L. Falkdff. visiting assistant professor of physics at Brandeis 
University and assoriated with the Lincoln Laboratory. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
gave one of four ten-minute papers recently at the American Physical Society's meeting for 
New England at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. FalkotTs paper dealt with "Onantum 
Mechanical Methods in Classical Physics." 

CLEVELAND. OHIO . . The Jeirish Communitr Centers of Cleveland and the Cleve- 
land (Chapter «/ the IS'atiiinal II Dnien's (Committee of Brandeis University met in joint 
session to honor Mitchell .Siporin. assistant professor of fine arts and artist-in-resi- 
dence at Brandeis. Preceding the meeting, Mr. Siporin held a one-man e.xhihition of 
some of his paintings. The shotting itas one of a series of exhibitions in several parts 
of the United Slates .... ALB.4I\Y , I\. Y, . . Dr. Robert A. Thornton, associate professor 
of physics at the University, was honored at a luncheon given by the Albany Chapter of the 
National Women s Committee recently. Mrs. Murray Dorkin, president of the chapter, presided. 

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. . . Dr. Albert Kelner, assistant professor of biolog)- at the University, 
recently gave a talk on his research before the Northeast Branch of the Society of American 
Bacteriologists meeting at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Kelner, nationally known 
research biologist now conducting experiments in photoreactivation under a three-year research 
grant awarded by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Public 
Health Service, spoke on "The Effect of Ultraviolet and Photoreactivating Light on .Nucleic 
Acid Synthesis in Escherichia Coli." .... BUFF.4LO, IS. Y. . . .4l a recent meeting of the 
Buffalo Chapter of the National If omen's Committee of Brandeis University. Dr. 
Robert Thornton iias guest speaker. Prior to the meeting Mrs. Harold Ehrlich, then 
president, arranged for Dr. Thornton to lunch with the guidance counsellors from 
all the High Schools in Buffalo, 

PHIL.4DELPHI.4, P.4. . . When the Botany Department of the University of Pennsyhania 
held a botany seminar program recently, it invited Dr. .Albert Kelner of the University to give 
a lecture on the "Studies on Photoreactivation." .... WALTHAM, MASS. . . Plans have 
been announced at the University to carry, for the tirst time, the story of Brandeis to Canada. 
According to the announcement, Dr. Abram L. Sachar, president of the University, will go to 
Montreal in niid-.\pril where he will speak before a group of Canadians interested in the 
growth of Brandeis. Co-chairmen of the meeting are Philip F. Vineberg. Horace R. Cohen and 
Samuel Moskovitch. This extension of the story of Brandeis into Canada is in keeping with the 
tradition of the University's dynamic growth. At present there are several students registered 
at the University from Canada. 

Greater Boston Women's 
Chapter Highlights Tea 
With Talk by Lemer 

itith Dr. Max Lerner. chairman of the 
Brandeis University Graduate School of 
Arts and Sciences, at the Fourth .Annual 
Membership Tea of the Greater Boston 
Chapter. Sational Women's Committee of 
the University, are. left to right. .Mrs. Her- 
man Mintz. chapter president, and Mrs. 
Aaron Thurman. program chairman. 

Pride of achievement and the need to 
continue its outstanding work in behalf 
of Brandeis University keynoted a talk 
made by Mrs. Herman Mintz, president of 
the Greater Boston Chapter. National 
Women's Committee of Brandeis University, 
at that organization's Fourth .\nnual Mem- 
bership Tea held in December. 

Guest speaker at the tea, held in the Louis 
XIV Ballroom of the Hotel Somerset in 
Boston, was Dr. .Max Lerner, chairman of 
the Brandeis University Graduate School of 
Arts and Sciences and professor of American 
civilization and institutions. He spoke on 
the present cold war and saw it lasting for 
another generation. 

Mrs. Aaron Thurman, program chairman 
of the tea. also spoke at the meeting. 

In her address, Mrs. Mintz told the 
capacity crowd, which numbered approxi- 
mately 900, that the work of the organiza- 
tion now has shown visual results in the 
graduation of the tirst class from the Uni- 
versity. She spoke of the pride the Greater 
Boston Chapter holds that the University 
library, sponsored by the National Women's 
Conunittee, has done its work well. 

"We can now look at the library itself and 
view it with pride. I am sure you will be 
proud and spiritually moved for having 
shared in the miracle of Brandeis Univer- 
sity and its library. We share in this pride 


Sixty of the 101 men and women who 
received the first degrees ever conferred 
by Brandeis University returned to the 
campus, November 1, to celebrate their first 

The celebration (see page 1) was marked 
with a bonfire rally, naming a Homecoming 
Queen, Judith White, Class of '56, and 
a downtown Waltham parade. 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

Diana Laskin, Class of '52, who !s 
doing graduate work in psychology at 
llie University of Kansas, has received 
an appointment as research assistant 
at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

The Rustcrajt Publishing Company of 
Boston, Mass., has published a poem by 
Mrs. Acker, Class »/ '52. The 
publishing of the poem marks the first 
venture into print by Mrs. Acker. .She is the 
former Phylis Levens. 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

More reports on Brandeis-men-in-service 
have come to the University. Larry Nicrosh, 
"52, has reported to the Officers Candidate 
School at Newport, Rhode Island. Burton 
Berinsky, '52, reported to the Army at 
Fort Devens, Mass., January 16. Barry New- 
man, '52, has been accepted by the Army 
band at Fort Jackson, S.C. Bob Robinson, 
.52, is in ordnance training at the Aber 
deen Proving Grounds in Maryland. 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

Joan Biller, Class of '53, has an- 
nounced her engagement to Paul Lev- 
enson, alumnus and life member of 
llie Brandeis University Associates. Mr. 
Levenson is now attending the Yale 
Law School. 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

Also engaged are Ruth Shiller, "53. to 
Alex Banks, '52 and now a graduate stu 
dent at Massachusetts Institute of Technolo 
gy; Audrey Wine, '52, to Carl Werner, '52 
and now at Boston University Medical 
School: Diane Raphael, "5.3 to Paul Gold- 
stein, '52 and now at the University of 
Pennsylvania Dental School. 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

Marriage announcements included Carol 
Schwartz, Class of '53 to Pete Kessner, 
Class of '52, and Chris Larsen, former 
Brandeis student, to Lenny Van Gaasbeek, 
an alumnus. Mr. Kessner is now at the 
Harvard Graduate School of Business .idmin- 
istration. Lt. Van Gaasbeek, in the Marine 
Corps, is stationed at Quantico, Virginia. 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

The former Audrey Fink, once a 
Brandeis student, who married Arthur 
Sawyer, Class of '52, announced the 
birth of a daughter. 


In order that the great number of friends 
of the late David K. Niles throughout the 
nation may be given an opportunity to 
honor his memory, a memorial fund bearing 
his name has been 
created at Brandeis 

Announcement of 
the David K. Niles 
Memorial Fund was 
made by Louis P. 
Smith, retired Boston 
businessman and life- 
long friend of the 
late advisor to 

Mr. Niles, former administrative assistant 
to President Truman and to President 
Franklin D. Roosevelt and a trustee at 
Brandeis, died last September. 

Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, a University 
trustee and an international figure, is hon- 
orary chairman of the fund. Mr. Smith is 
the active chairman. In announcing the 
fund Mr. Smith said: 

"A few of us, after considerable deliber- 
ation and after consultation with his family, 
have suggested the creation of a David 

Mrs. Eletmor Rui>st>vell 
Honorary Chairman 

K. Niles Memorial Fund at Brandeis Uni- 
versity. This is to provide assistance to 
young people for the development of their 
creative talents and to strengthen their 
devotion to the cause of minority problems. 
"We all feel keenly the untimely pass- 
ing of David Niles. All his modesty and 
selfles-sness could not hide the remarkable 
impact which he had upon American life 
through the causes which he served in an 
extraordinary career." 

The fund will be used to subsidize schol- 
arships, fellowships, loans, lectureships, re- 
search in civil liberties and in minority 
rights and such re- 
lated academic proj- »- - — > 
ects which would 
open the doors of 
opportunity to the 
college generation. 
This form of memo- 
rial was chosen as 
most appropriate in 
the light of the life- 
long interest of Mr. 
Niles in young peo- 
ple and of his wish to deepen their under- 
standing of the tasks of good citizenship. 

Louii P. Smith 

Dr. Waksman, Nobel Prize Winner, Travels to 
Sweden for Presentation by King Gustaf VI 

Dr. Selman A. Waksman, chairman of the 
Microbiology Department at Rutgers Uni- 
versity and consultant on science at Brandeis 
University, was awarded the 1952 Nobel 
prize in medicine for his worK in the dis- 
covery of streptomycin. 

He traveled to Europe to accept his 
award and, arriving in December at Stock- 
holm, Sweden, he opened there the first 
streptomycin-producing plant on the con- 
tinent. Prince Bertil of Sweden and leading 
government representatives attended the 
opening of the plant. 

Later in the month, the brilliant scientist 
was given a check, a golden plaque and an 
illuminated scroll recording the achieve- 
ment for which he won the prize. The 
presentations were made at the Stockholm 
Concert Hall by King Gustaf VI. 

Responding enthusiastically to congratu- 
lations extended by Brandeis, Dr. Waksman 
added that he would "carry . . . the spirit 
of Brandeis University around the world." 
He and Mrs. Waksman proceeded to Tokyo 
where the Nobel prize-winner delivered 
several addresses at Keio University and 
at the Kitasato Institute for Infectious Dis- 

OPENS PL.4.\T...Dr. Sdman .4. i( uksmun. 
who was awarded the 1952 Nobel prize in 
medicine, opened the first streptomycin-pro- 
ducing plant in Europe, at Stoikliidni, 
Sweden, in December. 

eases in connection with the centennial of 
the birth of the great Japanese bacteriolo- 
gist, Kitasato. 



i The growth of the Life Membership move- 
jnent in the Brandeis University Associates 
Ihas been "one of the most inspirational 
ifevelopments in the University's history." 
iccording to Morris S. Shapiro, national 
life membership chairman. 

More than 184 men and women from 21 
i^tates covering all sections of the nation 
have contributed S2.000 each for life mem- 
jbership in the organization which acts as 
|the "foster alumni" to one of the newest 
iuniversities on the .American scene. The 
amount raised, just over S368.000, is paid 
into the general fund of the University. 

The money raised by life membership dues 
in the Association is one of the vital links 
in the span that bridges the gap between 
University income and expenditures. 

The life membership movement was first 
suggested by Willy Nordwind of Chicago 
who subsequently became the first life 
member of the Brandeis Association. 

Commenting on the importance of life 
imemberships to the University at this time. 
I Mr. Shapiro said: 

I "It would be nearly impossible to over- 
I emphasize the importance of life member- 
Iship dues to the growth of Brandeis today. 
I Life memberships are needed now. 
j "One life membership today is worth ten 

such memberships given at some future date 

when the University has had the years to 
! become more firmly entrenched." 

The complete list of life members of the 

Brandeis University Associates as this issue 

goes to press follows: 


Beverly Hills - I. C. Gordean. 
Los Angeles - Leo Hartfield, David Tan- 
nenbaum, Justin G. Turner, Maurice Turner. 
San Diego - Morrie S. Kraus. 


Hartford - Isadore E. Bassevitch, Louis 

Morganstern, Barney Rapaport. Samuel A. 

Shulansky, Julius B. Schatz and Arthur 


East Hartford - Abraham L Savin. 


Miami Beach - Mr. and Mrs. Fred Binder, 
Morris Fruman, David Provus. 


Chicago - Maxwell Abbell, Milton Henry 
Callner, David Druckerman, Max Gerber. 
Marshall Goldberg, Harry L Hoffman. 
Arthur Lanski, Henry Lava, Willy Nord- 
wind, Phil Sang. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. 
Schatz. J. J. Shelley, Lee Shelley, Saul 
Stuart Sherman, Edwin Silverman, Louis 
Spatz, Isaac Wagner, Joseph T. Weiss, Harry 
L. Beck, George Bernstein, Seymour Bern- 
stein, Milton M. Friedman. Mr. and Mrs. 
Albert A. Horwitch. Morris Rosenthal, Harry 
Salk, Morton Weinress, Howard Wolfson. 
Highland Park - Perry Cohen. 

East Chicago - Max E. Podell. 


Louisville - Leo Weinberger. 


Baltimore - Sol Schwaber. 

Bethesda - Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brodie. 


Allston - Robert M. Lehner, Oscar Sterman. 
Beverly - Nathan Cohen. 
Boston - Richard Adelman, James J. .^xel- 
rod, Philip H. Bernstein, Samuel Bornstein, 
Max Feldberg, Morris Feldberg, Archie 
Kaplan, .\braham I. Kaye, Sidney L. Kaye, 
George Kopelman, Joseph M. Linsey, Mr. 
and Mrs. Maurice H. Saval, J. W. Shoul. 
A. M. Sonnabend. Robert R. Yusen, Jacob 
A. Slosberg. 

Brighton - Paul T. Smith. 
Brockton - Max Wind. 
Brookline - Mr. and Mrs. Jack G. Herman, 
Edward E. Cohen, Edward Goldstein, Joseph 
J. Gottlieb, Reuben B. Gryzmish, Louis 
Isenberg, Milton Kahn, Miah Marcus, 
Richard Marcus, Mr. and Mrs. Herman 
Vershbow, Albert H. Wechsler. 
Cambridge - Mr. and Mrs. Morey Hirsch, 
Albert M. Slater. 
Chestnut Hill - Dr. Max Ritvo. 
Clinton - Bernard Marglin. 
Hyde Park - Matthew Berman. 
Lynn - Samuel Breitnian, Robert Lunder. 
Morris Simons. 

Marblehead - Theodore Poland, John 

Mattapan - Mr. and Mrs. Frank Casty. 
New Bedford - Abram J. Freedman. 
Newton - Theodore Berenson, David W. 
Bernstein, Eliot Bernstein, Maurice J. Bern- 
stein, Hyman M. Cohen, Kivie Kaplan, Mr. 
and Mrs. Meyer Saxe, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan 
Schwartz, Morris S. Shapiro. 
Peabody - William L. Abramowitz, Max 
Kirstein, Max Korn. 

Salem - Max H. Baker, Paul Levenson. 
Saugus - Henry T. Gibbs. 
Swampscott - Abraham S. Burg, Harold I. 
Cohen, Harry Cohen, Charles Labovitz. 
Abram N. Lisson, Nathan R. Melen, Harry 
Remis, Louis Zaiger. 


St. Louis - Harry Edison, David Wohl. 
Kansas City - Milton W. Feld. 


Las Vegas - Jacob Kozloff. 

New Jersey 

Secaucus - Fred Rothschild. 
Trenton - Robert Marcus. 

Xew Hampshire 

Manchester - Samuel G. Camann, Henry 
R. Silver, Morris Silver, Louis H. Salvage. 

(continued on page 16) 

Benny Friedman Cited 
For Football "Firsts" 
In Collier's Article 

The man who molded the Brandeis Uni- 
versity football squad into one of the strong- 
est small college teams in New England 
in two short years. Coach Benny Friedman, 
has been dubbed one of the six men re- 
sponsible for major developments in modern 
football by Red Grange, the "Gallopin" 
Ghost" of Illinois in the Roaring Twenties. 

Wrote Grange in a Colliers Magazine 

"In my opinion, the major developments 
in the evolution of modern football can be 
traced to the influence of six men: Presi- 
dent Theodore Roosevelt, Walter Camp, 
Glenn S. Warner, Knute Rockne, Benny 
Friedman and George Halas. 

"The man who first jolted the defense 
out of the stereotyped, unimaginative sev- 
en-man line — and thus injected thinking 
into defensive strategy — was Benny 

"Friedman was the first quarterback to 
recognize the potentialities of the pass as a 
touchdown weapon on a par with the run- 
ning play." 

In his article. Grange went on to describe 
how Friedman's passing strategy opened up 
an entire new field of "thinking" football. 

"It was Friedman's imaginative passing 
strategy that unlocked the coaches" thinking. 

"Naturally enough, this revolution in de- 
fensive thinking forced the offensive strat- 
egists to more imaginative maneuvers. 
Finally, George Halas' Chicago Bears per- 
fected the trademark of modern offen.sive 
football — the man-in-motion T-formation." 

HOLD IT LIKE THIS . . . Brandeis Coach 
Benny Friedman, left, shows his star passer. 
Jim Stehlin. Class of '55, some of the fine 
points of ball handling. Coach Friedman 
was rated one of the six men responsible 
for major developments in modern football 
by the famed Red Grange of the University 
of Illinois. 



Construction of a terrarium by Brandeis 
University has been made possible by means 
of a generous gift in memory of the late 
Samuel J. Brown of Baltimore, it was 
announced by Dr. 
Abram L. Sachar, 
University president. 

Two separate green- ^HrlW >^^ "^^ 
house sections will be ^H ^ 
housed in this impor- ^^ 
tant addition to the 
imposing list of new 
buildings rising on 
the University's 

One of the greenhouse sections will be 
operated under temperate growing condi- 
tions: the other will simulate tropical clima- 
tic conditions. Both will be used in 
conjunction with the study of plant 

The terrarium, in addition, will contain a 
fully-equipped laboratory which will be used 
for study and research in genetics and 

Because of the climatic conditions which be maintained, the terrarium will con- 
tain a boiler room and other work rooms. 

The late Mr. Brown, whose memory will 
be honored by the new editice, served as 
president of the David Brown Shoe Company 

from 19.39 until his death in 1947. 

The gift to Brandeis was received from his 
widow. Mrs. Samuel J. Brown of Baltimore. 

Mr. Brown was a member of the Board 
of the Hebrew Free Loan Association, and 
the Woodholm Country Club. 

In discussing plans for the proposed ter- 
rarium. Dr. Sachar pointed out that the 
project would greatly stimulate the students' 
interest in botany: 

"It will permit them to witness the year- 
'round growing and llowering of plants," he 
declared, "rather than relegating them to 
the studying of dried-up herbarium specimens. 

"In the study of plant physiology, students 
will be enabled to perform experiments on 
growing plants and thereby to study the ef- 
fects of vitamins, minerals and hormones 
on plants." 

Situated in a gentle valley near the foot 
of the University campu.s, the Brown Ter- 
rarium will be conveniently adjacent to Ford 
and Sydeman Halls and thus to the extensive 
Brandeis science facilities. Beyond the curve 
of the winding road which will pass the 
Terrarium's door are units of Ridgewood 
Quadrangle, men's dormitory. 

For the faculty, the terrarium will provide 
an opportunity to study morphogenesis in 
plants and to conduct other related research 
projects in growth and differentiation. 


(continued from page 15) 

New York 

Albany - Samuel E. Aronowitz. 

Buffalo - Michael M. Cohn, Irving Levick, 
D. Sloan Hurwitz, Arnold Jacobowitz, Edward 
H. Kavinoky, Hyman Lefcowitz, Mrs. Belle 
W. Victor, David A. Teichman. 

Grossincer - Jennie Grossinger. 

New York City - Jay Culhane, Samuel 
Feldman, Master Paul D. Greenfield, Wil- 
liam Heller, Joseph Henschel, Charles 
Komar, Otto E. Kraus, Hyman J. Ross, 
Barney Rubin. 

Niagara Falls - Samuel S. Carl. 


Bono - Mrs. Herman Wiener. 

Cleveland - Williard P. Livingston, Wil- 
liam Lipman, 
Columbus - Jack Segal Resler. 

Toledo - Jerry I. Baron, Mr. and Mrs. 
Abraham Eiser, Martin Wiener. 


Tulsa - Raymond F. Kravis, Julius Living- 
ston, Alex Singer, Dr. Irving Webber. 


Duquesne - Harry and Joseph Softer. 

Pittsburgh - Samuel M. Goldberg, Nathan- 
iel P. Kann, A. Lichtenstul, Maurice Mar- 
cus, Joseph A. Shenkan, Mr. and Mrs. 
Mendell E. Solomon, Sam Beckerman. 

Rhode Island 

Providence - Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin R. 
Albert, Henry Hassenfeld, Alfred Spear. 


Dallas - Al Meyers, I. Zesmer. 
Houston - Mose M. Feld. 
San Antonio - Jake and Joe Karotkin. 

Rutland - William I. Ginsburg. 

Distriet of 4'olumbia 

Washington - M. ('.. Handleman. Garfield 
I. Kass. 


Milwaukee - Max Karger, Ben E. Nickoll, 
S. H. Pokrass, Judd Post, Benjamin F. 
Salzstein, Harry L. Epstein, Abner E. Kops, 
Charles Lubotsky, Ben Marcus, John Ruppa. 

C. Allen Harlan 

Detroit Contractor's 
Scholarship Gift is 
Brotherhood Symbol 

A $5000 scholarship fund symbolizing 
Brotherhood Week was established thi> 
month at Brandeis University in Walthani. 
Mass., by a Protestant Detroit businessman 
who came to learn — the hard way — the 
value of a college education. 

C. Allen Harlan, prominent Detroit elec- 
trical contractor, has never forgotten thi- 
difficulties he encountered as a pennile.^~ 
young student, struggling to complete his 

Now that his financial worries are over. 
Mr. Harlan is easing the way for hundreds 
of impoverished young people through schol- 
arship funds established at half-a-dozen 
colleges and universities. To date he has 
given away several hundred scholarships. 

One of life's greatest pleasures for him 
now, he claims, is reading the glowing let- 
ters which come to him from the many stu- 
dents he's enabling to get a college degree. 

His latest goodwill gesture is the $5000i 
gift to Brandeis University — opened in 
1948 as the nation's first nonsectarian uni- 
versity to be established by the American 
Jewish community. 

"I established a scholarship fund at Bran- 
deis University on behalf of Brotherhood 
Week," Mr. Harlan declared, "and I'm 
putting no restrictions on this gift. I want 
the scholarships to go to boys and girls who. 
need the aid." 



June 14 

Festival of the Creative Arts 

June 16-21 



The play — "The Scapegoat" — written by John F. Matthews, visiting lecturer in 
theatre arts at Brandeis University, was given February 19 through February 21 by 
the University Dramatic Group at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. 
The play, which won the Arts of the Theatre Foundation Award in 1949, is derived 
from "The Trial" by Franz Kafka. 

It happened on the Marcus Playing Field during the football season when the 
Brandeis University Judges were playing the Wayne University eleven from Detroit, 
Mich. It was an important game. Tension was high. L. B. Richman, a fast Wayne back, 
broke loose for a long run and just as it looked as though he were free, Dick Grant, 
Brandeis freshman, brought him down. A student announcer on the public address 
system with a keen sense of historical perspective announced it as "Grant takes 

Erwin Bodky, assistant professor and research associate in music at the University, 
was recently appointed music director of the newly formed Cambridge, Mass., Society 
for Early Music. Professor Bodky is a noted harpsichordist. 

Louis Kronenberger, visiting lecturer in the dramatic arts at Brandeis, has been 
appointed editor-in-chief of Dodd, Mead's Best Play series as the first step in a 
complete reorganization of the famous series which covers the American theatre, 
season by season. Mr. Kronenberger, well known as an anthologist, author and 
drama critic, has been drama editor of Time for 15 years and served the newspaper 
PM for eight years. His most recent book is "The Thread of Laughter", a book on 

Mrs. Elizabeth Savage, wife of Thomas L. Savage who is a successful novelist and 
assistant professor of English at the University, has had her first submitted story 
published in the Saturday Evening Post. The mother of three small children does 
her writing very early in the morning when the house is quiet. Her story: "Bitter 
Christmas". Mrs. Savage admits she benefited during the writing from her husband's 
experience but that he was as severe in his criticism of her as he was of his students 
in freshman composition and advanced creative writing. 

Dr. Robert Alan Manners, assistant professor of anthropology on the Samuel Rubin 
Foundation, has been elected a Fellow of the American Anthropology Association. 

Donald Simmons, 18-year-old Brandeis freshman, spoke for the promotion of political 
ethics when he appeared on the student panel at the weekly New York Times Youth 
Forum recently in New York City. Guest of the panel was former Governor Ellis G. 
Arnall of Georgia. 


George Alpert, Chairman 
Joseph F. Fokd. Treasurer 
Norman S. Rabb, Secretary 
Hannah ^ . Abrams 
James J. Axelrod 
Meyer Jaffe 
Dudley Kimball 
Adele Rosenwalp Levy 
isador lubln 
Joseph M. Proskaler 
Israel Rocosln 
Lleanor Roosevelt 
Jacob Shapiro 
Morris S. Shapiro Ullman 

President of the L niversitv 
Dr. Abram L. Sachar 

Honorary Chairman, Fellous oj the I'nii ersity 
Hon. Herbert H. Lehman 

Chairman, Fellous of the Uniiersitr 
Frank L. Weil 

I'resideut. National U omen s Commitee 
Mrs. Irving Abrams 

National Chairman. Brandeis Associates 
Milton Kahn 

Chairman, Brandeis Athletic Association 
Joseph Ltn'sey 

Chairman, Friends of the School of Creatiie Arts 
Daniel Weisberg 



The Board of Trastees 

George Alpert, Chairman 
Joseph F. Ford, Treasurer 
Norman S. Rabb, Secretary 
Hannah W. Abrams 
James J. Axelrod 
Meyer Jaffe 
Dudley Kimball 
Adele Rosenwald Levy 
Isador Lubin 
Joseph M. Proskauer 
Israel Rocosin 
Eleanor Roosevelt 
Jacob Shapiro 
Morris S. Shapiro 
Adolph Ullman 

Dr. Abram L. Sachar 
President of the University 

Hon. Herbert H. Lehman 
Honorary Chairman, 
Fellows of the University 

Frank L. Weil 


Fellows of the University 

Mrs. Irving Abrams 


National Women's Committee 

Milton Kahn 
National Chairman, 
Brandeis Associates 

Joseph Linsey 


Brandeis Athletic Association 

Daniel Weisberc 


Friends of the School of Creative Arts 


Bluoprints with \%'ings 

Commeneement ... and a Fe!«tival 


Students from Afar ... 

Bfews of the Univer.sitv 


iimide bach cover 

on the COVER: Symbolizing ihe exlennive 
coiislruclion program on campus is the huge 
crane towering above men al work on ihe 
new Student Union Building. Another unit of 
Hamilton Quadrangle. Ihe building is slated 
for use next September. 

Commencement, 1953 

Much of the excitement attendant upon last year's Commencement 
Week and its accompanying Festival of Creative Arts was due to 
the fait that they were heing held for the first time. Thi< year, 
however, the interest which ahounds is the tribute paid to a young 
veteran in the educational field — a University which, though new, 
has a background of tradition and whose promise for the future 
remains as great. 

vol.. II. no. 6 may, 1953 

Official Publication of Brandeis University, published 10 times a vear (twice in October and 
Marrli and once in April. May, June. July, August and Septentber) at Brandeis University, 415 
Soulli Street, Wallbam 51, Mass. Entered as second class matter at the Post Ortice in Boston, Mass. 

Plblisiied by Office of Public Affairs 
Editor: Nanette H. Bernstein Photographs by Ralph Norman 

MEYER JAFFE, Chairman 
Trustees' Building Committee 

with Wings 

Xhe gentleman from Dallas was astounded. 

"I can't believe it." he said. "I see it. I know it"s true. But 
I can"t believe it."' 

The incredulous gentleman had reference to the physical 
appearance of the rolling Brandeis University campus. 

"It's only three years," he kept repeating. ''Just three short 
years since last I was here. Imagine!" 

Three years? Make it one. A few months. Overnight. 

It's like an overnight transformation . . . this architectural 
expansion of Brandeis. 

Fn E YEARS ago, there were 100 acres — rolling and wooded 
— eight buildings — constricted and outmoded. 

Flash along with the builders: September. 1948 . . . and re- 
construction of the Castle, ^^'oodrulT Hall, Smith Hall and Ford 
Hall ... all are completed. 

The imposing, buttressed Castle had previously served as a - 
classroom building. But for Brandeis purposes, it was necessary to 
revamj) completely its interior, that it might house sleeping 
rooms, student dining room, health office and Usen Commons 

Smith Hall, an attractive, gabled dormitory for \\omen, was 
ingeniously contrived by joining two surplus army buildings. 

Ford Hall originally had been a classroom building. And, 
after extensive alteration and modernization, it was revitalized 
into the new university's largest classroom facility. 

From a private home located on the campus, the contractors 
evolved the handsome, white brick administration building. And, 
last June, this was given the name of Woodruff Hall. 

[Continued on next page} 

Unit of R'°y 




C/ossrooms and Laboratories 

CHEf^ Reinfeld Anne- 

Jjv 1949. bulldozers and steanishovels had become a jiernia- 
neiit part of the campus scene. 

Construction was proceeding so rapidly, mortar and steel 
began to look like something one could whip into a building 
with the left hand . . . 

Not at all I 

The planning and urging, the familiar sweat and tears which 
nurture all great dreams, went into these, too. 

Brandeis blueprints had wings largely because a small group 
was putting its heart and soul into making them th . 

For. the transformation which transfixes all returning visitors 
— whether from Dallas or nearby Boston — is due to the zealous 
efforts of Meyer Jaffe. Chairman of the Building Committee of the 
Board of Trustees, and the memiiers of his Committee. 

They took upon themselves a great responsibility. And the 
great credit, too. which has since accrued, should be theirs. 

The University's astounding rate of physical development 
stands as a tribute to Jaffe"s oft-repeated conviction . . . every 
contribution earmarked for building purposes must yield the 
greatest ])0ssible return in building achievement. 

Long range jdanning has been res|)oiisible for the implemen- 
tation of a building schedule rarely witnessed in the annals of 
American higher education . . . 

OEPTEMBER. 1949. and an adroit utilization of a courtyard in 
Ford Hall transformed it into Seifer Hall, impressive auditorium 
seating 500. 

Located behind the Castle, and constructed along the same 
Gothic lines, was another building slated for extensive renovation 
and conversion. This. too. was completed by September. 1949. 
and the dormitory facilities provided were named Schwartz Hall. 

All five units of Ridgewood Quadrangle were finished in the 
fall of 1950. These were the first buildings to be completed as 
envisioned by the famous Finnish architect. Eero Saarinen. 

The Ridgewood Quadrangle buildings, providing dormitory 
facilities for 161 male students, are known as Rosen Hall. Ridge- 
wood B. Fruchtman Hall. Danciger Hall and Emerman Hall. 

In SEPTEMBER. 195L the Varsity Field, seating 10.000. was 
completed and marked the scene of Brandeis University's first 
venture into collegiate sports. 

Sydeman Hall, finished the same month, provided a two- 
story wing adjoining Ford Hall and housing the greater part of 
the physical science classroom facilities. 

Regarded as one of the most modern college dormitory 
buildings in the country, the first iniit of Hamilton Quadrangle 
was completed in January. 1952. 

And the first unit in the School of Creative Arts, the I'llman 


Amphitheatre was dedicated last June, an honor to the cultural 
vision of a Boston industrialist. 

Occupying three acres of laud, this outdoor theatre is 
formed from a natural bowl that cuts into a gentle hill facing the 
campus grape arbor. Since it was erected, it has been the scene 
for many events of artistic significance. 

In December of 1952, by means of a two-story wing, Wood- 
ruff Hall was expanded to provide sorely-needed administrative 
space. The new wing was named for Tamra Lou Woodruff. 

At this time, too, Reinfeld Hall was completed, adding science 
classrooms and laboratory facilities. 

LjAST APRIL saw completion of the Abraham Shapiro Athletic 
Center, a magnificent memorial to the humanitarian whose name 
it bears. Its many unique features make it one of the most modern 
buildings of its kind in the East. 

Back in 1948, the contractors tackled a picturesque barn 
fashioned of native rock and fieldstone. 

Wisely, they refrained from marring its gabled, red-shingled 
roof or its ivy-covered walls. But, by September of that year, a 
capacious wing had been added to provide the necessary stack 
space to accommodate the tremendous growth of the heart of the 
University — its Library. 

Continuing their support of the Library, the National Wom- 
en's Committee will provide by next September, a three-story 

Slated for use next September, also, is the new Student LInion 
Building in the Hamilton Quadrangle, to be followed in two 
months by a women's dormitory with 36 rooms accommodating 
72 students. 

It has been a two-fold building program that Meyer Jaffe 
and his Building Committee, comprising George Alpert and Jack 
Sha])iro, have supervised: 

On the one hand, the renovating and reconstructing of exist- 
ing facilities in order that they might be salvaged for Brandeis 

And, at the same time, the erecting of completely new Iniild- 
ings planned for the campus as it ultimately would be . . . system- 
atic, functional and attuned to dynamic living. 

Altogether — reading down the left-hand side of the ledger 
— a total of more than three million dollars has thus far been 
spent on the Brandeis building program since the steam shovel 
first broke ground back in 1918. 

And — reading down the right-hand side of the ledger — 
are the buildings ^nd facilities, themselves . . . handsome, ultra- 
modern, built to service one of the newest and most progressive 
universities in the land. 



B/jf B^^ tjiu^' 

Just Dedicated 


Sen. Paul H. Douglas 


.''THING OF BEAlTv"' in any season, ihc Brancleis University campus is displaying 
its loveliest mantle for the croxsiiing of tiic school year: (lommencement. 

The sweeping acreage is covered uith fresh green. And flowers make Matisse-like 
splashes of color, marking the mood for the second annual Festival of Creative Arts which 
u ill lie held in conjunction with the Commencement exercises. 

A full week's festivities has been planned, opening June 10. The events are individually 
exciting and, taken together, offer a rare excursion into the world of the arts. 

This year, voung Brandeis University will graduate its second class and the 109 students 
\wll receive their coveted sheepskins on June 1 1. U.S. Senator Paul H. Douglas will deliver 
the Conmiencement address. 

The Festival, again under the direction of Leonard Bernstein, noted conductor-composer 
and Brandeis faculty member, will devote itself to "The Comic Spirit,"" exploring its joyous 
theme in all forms of art. 

Cultural events, crowding five days and nights, will display every facet of art's capacity 
. . . o])era. dance, theatre, symposiums, painting, poetry, the cinema. 

Adding still further to the gala proceedings of Commencement \^ eek will be meetings, 
workshops, banquets, held on campus by the National \^'omen's Committee, Brandeis Associ- 
ates, Friends of the School of Creative Arts. Brandeis Honor Society, Trustees, Fellows, 
Alumni, and scores of others organized in the interests of the University. 

The campus is a microcosm where anyone is likely to find anyone: Famous actors . . . 
University trustees . . . opera stars . . . distinguished critics . . . '"foster alumni"" . . . applicants 
for admission to the Class of '57 . . . lovers of fine arts . . . parents from far-flung cities . . . 

A NOTABLE EVENT to be featured in this year"s Creative Arts Festival will he the 
American premiere of a celebrated comic opera which created a furor at its opening in Paris 
. . . "Les Mamelles de Tiresias."' by Francis Poulenc. 

It will be produced by the Lemonade 0\icra Company of New York, conducted by Mr. 
Bernstein and directed by Max Leavitt. Phyllis Curtin. Boston soprano and Brandeis instructor, 
will sing the lead. 

Morton Gould's exciting new "Concerto for Taji Dancer and Orchestra"" will be pre- 
sented with Dannv Daniels featured. 

and a Festival 

Leonard Bernstein 

Raoul Pene duBois of "Wonderful Town" fame has designed the sets and costumes for 
liolh opera and dance. 

Another Festival highlight will lie the world premiere of '"The Inlernalional Set." 
sparkling new comedy by Louis Kronenberger, drama critic for Time magazine and a member 
of the Brandeis faculty. 

Eric Bentlev. New Republic critic and direclnr of last season's ''Right You Are" for 
Theatre Guild, is directing the Festival play. Fdna Best will assume the leading role. 

The cast will include Felicia Montealegre. who scored a success in the (Jity Cenler 
production of "Merchant of Venice," and Mildred Dunnock, one of the leads in "Death 
of a Salesman." 

With "The Comic Spirit" as motif, a series of four major art exhibitions has been 
arranged by Mitchell Siporin, Brandeis artist in residence. 

Louis Untermeyer, renowned poet-anthologist, will act as moderator for a gathering 
including David McCord of the New Yorker, Ludwig Lewisohn, and others who will read 
selections and discuss the importance of light verse in contemjiorary literature. 

An evening devoted to "The Comic Performer" will feature Fred Allen, Irwin Corey, 
George Jessel, Arthur Kober, Alice Pearce. Jack Pearl, S. J. Perelman. Jimmy Savo and others. 

Selected by vote of movie critics throughout the nation, the 10 best comic sequences in 
motion picture history will be presented and discussed by Richard Griffiths of the New \ork 
Museum of Modern Art. 

Al Capp. creator of "Li'l Abner," and Milton (^aniff. originator of "Terry and the 
Pirates," will discuss the development of the comic strip as an art form and as a medium of 
social comment. 

Infinite variety, urbane wit and solid craftsmanshi]) — all within an academic 
framework. These are the principal factors of the Commencement and Festival program. 

It should prove a richly rewarding experience for the thousands who soon will throng 
the Brandeis campus. 

(A full listing of Commencement and Festival eienls appears nn lite hack carer.) 




Students from Afar 


HAT THE PEOPLE ABROAD think of US, how they compare the United States 
with their homeland, is of utmost importance to America, today. 

Brandeis University, closing the second half of its fifth academic year, has 20 
students registered from a dozen foreign countries. 

What have they found in our democracy and at Brandeis? What do they like 
about the United States as compared with their own countries? What do they intend 
to do upon graduating from Brandeis? 

It is noteworthy that most of the students from afar who were interviewed on 
campus have definite plans for returning to their own countries after completing their 
education and for using their knowledge for the benefit of their homeland. 

Set down amidst a foreign (to them) country, their reactions to the many new 
customs have been mixed . . . often bewilderment, but quite as often, delight. 

America's high standard of living evoked the greatest praise. Her ingenuity and 
■'know-how" found favor with those interested in technical fields. 

As students, the European visitors were impressed by the healthful program of 
study, sports and social life which they found in this country. 

"I think it has a great bearing on the American's way of life and thinking," one 
commented thoughtfully. 

A lass from Mexico was surprised to find students here not nearly so politically 
minded as those back home. 

The American "success credo" found approval . . . and disapproval. 

On the whole, disagreements with the American way of life were minor and 
surprisingly sparse. 

All had found much which impressed them greatly. And all were of one accord 
in their glowing description of the friendliness and welcome extended to them by the 
people in the United States and by Brandeis University. 

Born in Cairo, Egypt, Nadav Safran, Class of '54, came to Brandeis from Israel 
after spending five years in the Underground and two years in the Army. 

"I am much impressed with the standard of living in America," he said. "As for 
education — it is wonderful to see the number of opportunities for learning which exist 
even for people without means." 

Nadav is majoring in international politics and would like to go on to a graduate 
school of law and diplomacy after graduating from Brandeis, in preparation for a 
diplomatic career with the State of Israel either in Western Europe or America. 

In love with Mexico, but interested in the United States, Anna Balicka, Class of 
'56, doesn't like TV, chewing gum or chlorophyll, but is impressed with the American 
way of life. 

"I like music and dancing and I love Mexico," she explained. "But I am greatly 
impressed by the drive for success and the terrific competitive spirit in the life of 
Americans which you do not find in Mexico." 

Miss Balicka makes her residence in Mexico City which, to her, is comparable to no 
other city in the world. The vivacious, young student from south of the border intends to 
return to Mexico when she graduates from Brandeis. * 

Marc Wiesenfeld, Class of '55, came to Brandeis University from Paris, France, with 
a lot of unanswered questions and the Voice of America still ringing in his ears. 

"One thing my friends and I wanted to know was, did everyone over here have a 
refrigerator, a telephone, and all those luxuries?" he smiled. 

"The thing here in America," the student said, "is the standard love for the country 
as a whole and the united way of thinking. I am most impressed," he added, "by the 
manner in which sports, social life and study are combined in school life in the United 
States. Abroad, it is all study." 

Marc intends to enter law school after graduating from Brandeis. His hobby is drama 
in all its phases. ^ 

Joyce Louter, Class of '53, is a native of Montreal, Canada. Queried about 
special interests, she exclaimed: "At this point, I'm interested in everything!" 

A frequent visitor to the United States long before entering Brandeis, she required 
no adjusting to the customs here. "Canada and the United States are so similar," she 
shrugged, "to me, they seem exactly alike." 

Majoring in social relations, the pretty brunette plans to take her master's degree 
in social work. Then she hopes to deal with some phase of the juvenile delinquency 
problem in Canada. 

Of her days at Brandeis, she remarked particularly the absence of "exclusive 
groups and cliques." Praising the spirit of good fellowship and friendliness, "It's been 
grand!" she beamed. ^ 

A charming blonde from Finland who loves music and modern dancing. Sago Mirjam 
Vuori, Class of '55, finds schools very different in the United States: 

"In Finland, you go to high school — or what they call high school here — for eight 
years. And that is equivalent to the junior year in college here," she explained. "You are 
merely a pupil until you graduate from a university and then you become a student. You 
get a degree from high school and that is a little more Ihan the high school graduate's 
certificate in the United States," she pointed out. 

Miss Vuori was educated in Finland until she was 16, when she came to America, 
entered Tufts College, and then transferred to Brandeis University. 


What determines a voter's vote? 

In an efFort to determine why voters cast 
their ballots as they do, a group of political 
science students has been working with 
Laurence Fuchs, Brandeis instructor in political 
science, conducting an intensive, Boston-wide, 
door-to-door survey. 

The researchers plan to continue throughout 
the summer and will eventually publish their 
findings in public opinion journals. 


Metropolitan community leaders marked an 
organizational milestone with the formation, 
last March, of a New York City Council for 
Brandeis University. 

Frank L. Weil, chairman, Fellows of 
Brandeis University, presided over the gather- 
ing which was held in 
the Harnionie Club, 
New York City. 

Trustee Chairman 
George Alpert, prin- 
cipal speaker for the 
occasion, recounted 
the University's ac- 
complishments, to- 
gether with details of 
some of its plans for- 
activities and achieve- 

Frank L. Weil 

mulated for future 

Announcement by Mr. Weil that Isador 
Lubin, former U. S. Commissioner of Labor 
Statistics and a Brandeis University trustee, 
had agreed to serve as acting chairman of 
the newly-formed Council was enthusiastically 
received by the gathering of prominent civic 

In explaining the purposes of the Council, 
Dr. Lubin declared 
that one of its aims 
would be to develop 
additional leadership 
for Brandeis Univer- 
sity in New York City. 

Plans were set in 
motion to obtain prop- 
er trade leadership 
and it was proposed 
that co-chairmen be 

named who will be responsible for particular 


Others present at the New York organiza- 
tional meeting were William Alpert, E. B. 
Berlinrut, Joseph Eisner, Joseph Getz, Jack 
Gilbert, Miss Susan Brandeis, Meyer Hal- 
perin, Robert J. Marcy, Jack Poses, Harold 
L. Renfield, Adolph Rozenoer, Morris Shapiro, 
Alfred Shapiro, Louis SimonofI, Eugene Tuck, 
Paul H. Sampliner, Harry B. Denner, Her- 
man A. Katz, Herbert M. Gortinkle and Joseph 
L. Mailman. 

hador Lubin 

PLAQUE UNVEILED . . . Slmiying the bronze plaque unveiled at the Abraham Shapiro Aihleiii 
Center dedication are (lejt to right) Jacob Shapiro, son of the late humanitarian for whom the 
Center is named: George Alpert. chairman. University board of trustees: Maurice J. Tubin. jornier , 
Secretary of Labor, and Dr. .4bram L. Sachar. University president. 


More than 500 friends of the late Abraham 
Shapiro, attending exercises which dedicated 
the Abraham Shapiro Athletic Center, heard 
the late dean of the shoe and leather industry 
eulogized by Former Secretary of Lcbor 
Maurice J. Tobin. Brandeis Trustees Chair- 
ma.i George Alpert. and Dr. Abram L. .Sachar. 
Universi.y president. 

Three generations of the family of the late 
founding trustee were among those present at 
the impressive ceremonies. They included 
-Mrs. Shapiro: sons, Jacob, George, Sidney 
and Robert; four daughters, Mrs. Alice Dorn, 
Mrs. Dorothy Kassel, Mrs. Jeannette Rosen- 
berg and Mrs. Evelyn Amdorsky; a sister. 

Mrs. Anna Solomon, and some of their chil- 
dren and other members of the family. 

Planned as a "living memorial to the great 
man whose name it bears," the Abraham i 
Shapiro Athletic Center is one of the most | 
modern buildings of its kind in the East. 

"Every time a healthy youngster develops 
his physical prowess in this gymnasium, it 
will be a prayer for Abe Shapiro." declared 
Dr. Sachar in a moving moment during the 

Presiding over the exercises was Abe W. 
Berkowitz, chairman of the Abraham Shapiro 
Memorial Committee. 


Pprlaring that "the name of Brandeis is 
iif nf niir truly great names," Ir^•ine Dilliard, 
i-linpuishpri journalist who delivered the 
third annual Louis 
Dembitz Brandeis 
Memorial Lecture, 

"1 am glad to he 
here to see with my 
own eyes what I have 
heard so much about." 

More than 5 00 
turned out for the lec- 
11. held recently in the Abraham Shapiro 
.tlilptic Center, first public- event to take 
I II I there since its dedication. 

When I began to write editorials tweuty- 
II' ' years ago," the speaker continued, "I 
"ik as my guiding principle a thought from 
i^ine Brandeis which is good for everyone 
II indispensable for the editor. 

It is expressed in only eight words: 'Your 
[iinion is no better than your information.'" 

Ill Dig Dilliiird 

Mr. Dilliard, who is editorial page editor 
of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, is author of 
a book based on the life of the late Justice 
Brandeis. titled, "Mr. Justice Brandeis, Great 

In addition, he is author of "The Develop- 
ment of a Free Press in Germany." He is a 
lontributor to the (Christian Science .Monitor 
and the Nation and formerly was [lolitical 
correspondent for the New Republic. 

Discussing "The .\mprican Press Today," 
the widely-known journalist noted some "dis- 
graceful lapses" but hailed also its "glorious 

"Whatever its failings," he stressed, "the 
American Press is the best in the world." 

The Brandeis Memorial Lectures, which 
were established in 1951, commemorate the 
birthday of Louis Dembitz Brandeis for whom 
the University was named. 

The first Memorial Lecture was given by 
Justice Felix Frankfurter. Justice William 
0. Dougas delivered the talk last year. 

AH The World's A Stage' - As Spring Brings 
Fo Fore Student Dramatic Productions 

I'liur major dramatic productions ha\e been 
nt-cnted by Brandeis L'niversity students 
111- -pring, running the gamut from Greek 
rai^edy to musical extravaganza. 

\nnually, the student body of 725 young 
11 II and women devotes its spring attention 
" llif world of the theatre and the entire cam- 

II- bristles with a back-stage air. 

Niip of the most ambitious undertakings 

III- -PESon was the Drama Group's perform- 
iH I of the Euripides tragedy, 'The Trojan 

.\ iiiiipn." 

Hi, Charlie," annual student production 
iiiliated four years ago as an all-male variety 
linu. revealed it.self this year as a full-scale 
iii-iral with a co-ed cast. 

More formalized nuisic and comedy ap- 
leared with the presentation of "The Pirates 
f Penzance." favorite Gilbert and Sullivan 

Two performances were given of the opera, 
La Serva Padrona," performed under the 
uspices of the School of Creative .Arts. 

This year, as last year, the student actors 
ind stage manager-s worked alongside Broad- 
vay professionals engaged in jireparation of 
he Festivals June events. 

DIM .\0. .3 spot: . . . Perched backstage. 
Marie Gnntean. '.5.5. oj Beverly Hills. Calif.. 
assistant lighting manager, stuilies her cue 
sheet for spotlight directions at "Hi. Charlie." 
co-ed musical extravaganza. Majoring in 
theatre arts. Marie has her sights set on be- 
coming a motion picture director-producer. 
Recently she directed a Brandeis production 
oj Molicrc's "The Forced Marriage." 

Mri. Abraham Baker 


Pledging diligent efforts toward continuing 
the outstanding record achieved by Greater 
Boston Chapter. National Women's Committee 
of Brandeis University, the newly-elected 
president, Mrs. Abraham Baker of Quincy, 
was installed at the 
annual spring meet- 
ing, held in April on 

.\ dramatic moment 
in the afternoon's 
varied program came 
when the board look 
the occasion to pre- 
sent to Mrs. Herman 
A. Mintz, retiring 
president, a gift in appreciation of her 
noteworthy service during her two years' 

The gift took the form of a special collec- 
tion of books to be established in the Brandeis 
University Library and to be known as the 
"Herman and Esther Mintz .'special 

Mrs. Aaron Thurman was program chair- 
man. Miss .Arnona .Marenof, Brandeis Uni- 
versity faculty member, presented a group of 
Brandeis students in colorful Israeli dances 
which she had choreographed. In addition, 
two dance numbers 
were presented by 
Mrs. Judith Klausner. 
also of the faculty. 

Other officers in- 
stalled are: 

Mmes. Maxwell 
Cohen, Milton Her- 
man, A, Herbert 
Kahalas, Harold 

Linsky, Leon Margolis and David B. Stearns, 
vice-presidents; Mrs. Milton Levy, recording 
secretary; Mrs. Joseph M. Miller, correspond- 
ing secretary; Mrs. Harry H. Harpel, treas- 
urer; Mrs, Herbert Goldberger, a.ssistant 
treasurer; Mrs. William Glaser, financial 
secretary; Mrs. Milton Linden, associate 
financial secretary; Mrs. Irving .\brams, Mrs. 
Harry L. Michaels and Mrs. Herman A. 
Mintz, honorary directors. 

The slate was presented by Mrs. David B. 
Stearns, nominating chairman. 

A tour of the University grounds and build- 
ings, followed by a luncheonette, was another 
highlight of the annual meeting's program. 

Mrs. Herman A. Mintz 

Excitement crescendos as time nears for 
Alumni Reunion, to be staged on campus 
from June 12 to 14. 

New officers, recently elected, will he an- 
nounred and many events have been planned 
In highlight this first June reunion of the 
first class graduated hy Brandeis University 
. . . Class of •52. 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

From New York comes word that Joan 
Saklad, '52, has received a $300 award 
from llie Columbia School of Library 
Science. Helene Dembitzcr, '52, atlend- 
ing ihc same school, has accepted a posi- 
tion as children's librarian with the New 
York public library system after grad- 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

PvT. Stewart U. Woi.pert. '52. soon will 
he rating salutes. He's heen selected to attend 
officer candidate school at Fort Benning. Ga.. 
and will emerge with a commission as second 
lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps. 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

Burton Berinsky, '52, thought he'd had 
his fill of printers ink while he served as 
associate editor of the Justice, Brandeis stu- 
dent publication. 

But who gets his fill of printer's ink? Don- 
ning uniform. Burt reported to the .irmy at 
Camp Polk. La. . . . where they appointed 
him co-editor of a newspaper puhtished on 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

Dr. Abraham H. Maslow, associate pro- 
fessor of psychology, has received a 
report from Kansas Stale University in- 
dicating that Diane Laskin and Leonard 
Weiner, both Brandeis '52, are regarded 
as among the outstanding first-year grad- 
uate students in psychology. 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

A recent Brandeis visitor was George 
Peters, back from 15 months in Korea where 
he was a member of a Military Advisory 
Group teaching battle procedure to South 
Korean Army members. 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

Marvin March, '52. now attending Yale 
University School of Drama, is returning to 
the Brandeis campus this June in a profes- 
sional capacity. He is a production assistant 
for the Festival. 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

A bit of a fanfare should herald this 
announcement: It's the betrothal of the 
Alumni Association president, IVatalie 
Litvich, '52, to Elliot Saltznian, a New 
Yorker now with the Navy stationed at 


Teas, luncheons and other affairs directed 
towards drawing new members into the ever- 
expanding roster of the National Women's 
Committee have shared the spring spotlight 
with the annual elections. 

A highly gratifying report from Mrs. Harry 
I,. Michaels, national chairman of organiza- 
tion, declares: 

"We have, at the time of this report, 7fi 
chapters on our roster, embracing 35,239 an- 
nual members and 4,311 life members, making 
a grand total of 39,550." 

Referring to the program, newly-instituted 
last fall, which called for national officers and 
board members to meet with the various chap- 
ters, Mrs. Michaels said: 

"We are all convinced that personal contact 
between the national officers and board mem- 
bers and the chapters is very valuable. When 
the chapters are told what is being done in 
other cities, their interest increases and they 
are ready to intensify their efforts in behalf 
of their own chapters." 

The following is a list, by states, of some 
of the reports of activities of the National 
Women's Committee: 


SAN FRANCISCO — Mrs. Edgar Goldstine 
has been elected president with Mrs. Harold 
Kaufman, vice-president; Mrs. Marshall 
Kuhn, treasurer. A series of dessert luncheons 
was sponsored recently, invitations being sent 
to prospective members and friends. 


HARTFORD — Mrs. Franklin D. Roose- 
velt, former delegate of the United States 
Mission to the United Nations and a Brandeis 
University trustee, was speaker for a regional 
meeting which was attended by a record num- 
ber eager to honor the distinguished guest. 


MIAMI — A series of successful member- 
ship teas was sponsored recently, with invita- 
tions sent to prospective members. Mrs. Ben 
Zion Ginsburg is president, and Mrs. Alex- 
ander Robbins, overall membership chairman. 


LAWRENCE — Mrs. .Samuel Resnik was 
elected president, with Mrs. Louis Bermaii 
and Mrs. Carl Vineglass, vice-presidents; Mrs 
Herbert Alfond, treasurer. Installing office) 
was Mrs. Joseph Goldberg of Worcester, an 
officer of the national board. Elliot Silver- 
stein, Brandeis instructor in theatre arts, was 
guest speaker. 

NEW BEDFORD — Mrs. Joseph Jaslo' 
heads the new slate, with Mrs. Joseph Epstein 
and Mrs. Abraham Portnoy, vice-presidents; 
Mrs. Louis Narva, treasurer. Mrs. Harry Zeitz, 
first president, has been named honorary 

^'ew Jersey 

NEWARK — Dr. Miriam Freund. national 
board member, addressed a recent member- 
ship tea sponsored by Essex County Chapter. 
Hostess was Mrs. Alfred Manilet. Mrs. Philip 
Levy, chapter president, spoke at a similar 
affair held with Mrs. Martin Mack, hostess, 
and Mrs. Samuel Welsch, co-hostess. 

TEANECK — A highlight of the season 
was the $100 Life Membership Luncheon 
sponsored by Bergen County Chapter, o£ 
which Mrs. Sidney B. I^iben is president. 

>ew Vorii 

BUFFALO — Newly-elected president is 
Mrs. Michael M. Cohn, with Mrs. Heffren J. 
Cohen and Mrs. Edward Seeberg. vice-pres- 
idents; Mrs. Philip Wels, treasurer. A lunch- 
eon in Mrs. Cohn's home honored the retiring 
president, Mrs. Harold B. Ehrlirh. 

BROOKLYN — Miss Susan Brandeis, na- 
liimal honorary president, addressed a mem- 
bership tea of this group which is headed by 
Mrs. David Farber, president. A program of 
piano music was presented by Jo Kane. 

WESTCHESTER — Brandeis history and 
background were summarized by Mrs. 
Emanuel Gantz and Mrs. Chester Ross of 
Harrison at a dessert tea. Mrs. Richard Flesch 
of Scarsdale, president, greeted the guests. 


HILADELPHIA. PA. . . Temple Kenesetli Israel contiiljuted 1500 carefully selected volumes 
wn its library to the Brandeis University Library. Arrangements were completed through Edward 

ater, well known Philadelphia attorney A six-session "Jewish Book Forum" sponsored 

the Philadelphia YMHA featured at its opening session, Marie Syrkin, Brandeis University 

jsistant professor in humanities, discussing ""The Jew in Modern American Literature." .... 

lORTSMOVTH, I\. H. . . Dr. Eugenia Hanfnumn. director of the Brandeis Pxycftological Clinic 
III associate professor of psychology, was guest speaker for a meeting sponsored by Portsmouth 
■riion. National Council of Jewish If omen. 

\LiVI BE.ACH, FL.\. . . .\ dinner-niectins called in the interests of Brandeis University, 
ul attended by leading professional and industrial men, was addressed by Dr. .Abrani 
.Saeliar, LUii^ersity president. (^o-ebairn»en for the affair, whieli was held at the 
bitehall Hotel, were .\be .Sbiflnian of Detroit, Mich., Reuben B. Gryzniish and 
. .S. Burg, both of Boston, all of whom served as hosts. 

KOOKLII\E, M.4SS. . . The opera, the suite, the sonata and the concerto grosso were subjects 
r a series of illustrated lectures presented under the sponsorship of the Brookline Library Music 
<~"i iation by Dr. Erwin Bodky, assistant Brandeis professor and research associate in music. 

I.EVELAISD, OHIO . . The ISatimial ('oiiiicil of Jewish Women, at its annual cttnven- 
\on. announced that Sanford Lakoff <>/ liayonne. I\. J., a Brandeis University senior, 
lad won third prize of S500 for his entry in the (.ouncil's nation-wide easay contest on 

The Meaning of .Academic FreedomS'' Students from 200 colleges submitted essays 

. . . LOUISVILLE. KY'. . . .Members of the Louisville Chapter of Brandeis University 
^^iiciates. at a meeting open also to their wives, heard Benny Friedman. University director of 

'hiclii-s. outline future Brandeis activities, both s<holastic and athletic. Chairman for the meeting 

u^ Ih. Joseph M. Frehling, 

AMUASTER, P.4. . . A recent issue of Science, publication of the American Association for the 
■ Kancement of Science, included a paper on "Average Temperatures As Affected by the Moon," 
1 Dr. Robert L. Edwards, Brandeis University biology instructor. Newsweek found the article 
'\\ ^worthy, commenting on it in a subsequent issue. 

HH^AGO, ILL. . . Theodore R. MeKeldin, Governor of Maryland, shared the speakers' 
bilCorm with Dr. Saeliar at a dinner sponsored by the Chieago Chapter, Brandeis 
ni\ersity .\ssoeiates. Chairman for the event, which drew a large attendance to the 

oiirad Hilton Hotel, was Howard E. Wolf son BOSTON, M.4SS, . , A String Quartet 

1 Richard If ernick, '55. was performed at a concert in Jordan Hall preceding a Seic Engand 
'lli.idlege Conference on creative arts. 

rf.'O' YORK, iV. Y. . . (Hub 21 was the scene for Mu Sigma Fraternity's annual Brandeis Memo- 
lal Building Dinner, with Dr. Sachar and Benny Friedman as guests of honor. Heading the 
iiiiiiiiittee in charge of the event was Col. Bernard Barron, assisted by Ralph Cbijieroi, Ralph D. 
iilc, William Dasheff, Irving Eisenberg, Harry N, Fain, Ben B. Fink, William Heckler, Nat Kaplan, 
cii.iiie Lip|ie, Bernard Neibart, Sydney Rothenberg, David H. Stemer and Maurice Tiplilz .... 
,t lown Hall, a feature of a concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Koussevitzky Music 
iiuiidation. Inc., was performance of ""Symphony for Classical Orchestra," composed by Harold 
'lia|icro, Brandeis University lecturer. Present for the concert, Mr. Shapero also witnessed the 
taking of a record of his symphony for Columbia Records by Leonard Bernstein and the orchestra. 

$25,000 BEQUESTS TO 

Brandeis University and Harvard Univer- 
sity were named as beneficiaries in the will 
of the late Solomon Agoos of Brookline. 
Mass,, each receiving the sum of $25,000. 

Founder and ibairman of the board of the 
Allied Ki<l Company, Mr. Agoos rewarded 
1500 employes by enabling them to share in 
the business through bequests which included 
cash and stock in the company. 

Mr. Agoos left an estate of approximately 
$1,000,000, most of it to be disbursed to 
philanthropic causes. In addition to bequests 
to universities, hospitals and other civic 
causes, he bequeathed many gifts to Boston 

The gift bequeathed to Brandeis University, 
undesignated for a specific purpose, will go 
into the University's general operational 

Reader's Digest Buys 
Rights To Mew Novel 
By Prof. T.L. Savage 

With a popular success assured in advatice. 
Prof. Thomas L. Savage's third novel will be 
published June 19 by Simon & Schuster. 

Condensation rights to the book, titled ""A 
Bargain With God," have just been purchased 
by the Reader's Digest Book Club which will 
publish it in July. 

""Lona Hanson," last novel written by the 
Brandeis University 
assistant professor of 
English, was pur- 
chased by Columbia 
Pictures as a starring 
vehicle for Rita Hay- 

Originally p u b - 
lished by Simon & 
Schuster, "Lona Hanson" later appeared in 
a pocket-size edition. 

Professor .Savage's first novel, "'riie Pass," 
was published by Diiulileday, Doran in 1444. 
His first published work, "The Bronc-.Slom- 
per," appeared in Coronet. 

Professor Savage has spoken before meet- 
ings of the National Women's Committee of 
the University throughout the <ountry. 

Prof. T. L. Savage 



A large number of public-spirited men and 
women, gathered recently in the Delano Hotel 
at Miami Beach. Fla., heard announcement of 
benefactions to Brandeis University totaling 

The occasion was a dinner-meeting spon- 
sored by the Greater Miami Committee in 
Behalf of Brandeis University. 

David Phillips was chairman for the event 
which was addressed by Dr. Abram L. Sachar, 
president of the University. 

Among the benefactions announced was a 
gift of $10,000 annually from Ben Novack of 

New Officers Elected 
By Boston Associates 
At Annual Meeting 

Elections featured the annual spring break- 
fast-meeting of Greater Boston Chapter, 
Brandeis University Associates, held recently 
on campus. 

Elevated to the 
presidency was 
Harold Sherman 
Goldberg who served 
as chairman of the 
chapter's board of 

Harold S. Goldberg 
Hyman Cohen, one 

of the founders of the organization and its 

president for the past four years, was named 

honorary president in recognition of his 

■"pioneering efforts in behalf of the chapter." 

Other officers elected include Sidney L. 
Kaye, Edward Goldstein, Leon Kowal and H. 
Leon Sharmat, vice presidents; Arnold Cutler, 
secretary, and Dr. Max Ritvo, treasurer. 

Members of the Brandeis University basket- 
ball team, together with their coach, Harry 
Stein, were honored. 

A gift was presented to Mr. Stein in appre- 
ciation for the excellent record established by 
the team during the past season when it won 
13 games in a schedule of 20. 

The presentation was made in behalf of the 
chapter by Mr. Kaye who was appointed 
chairman of the fifth annual dinner of the 
Associates, to be held in Decemlier. 

The new slate was presented by Edward 
Goldstein, nominating chairman. 

St. Louis and Miami Beach. 

A gift of 810,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Leon 
Jacobs of Miami Beach will be used for a 
lecture hall in memory of the late Jack .\blin 
of the same city. 

Two scholarship endowment funds were 
announced, one having been created by Dr. 
and Mrs. Joseph Weidberg of Miami Beach. 
Dr. Weidberg, a noted educator, founded the 
Oxford Academy, Pleasantville, N. J. 

The second scholarship fund was estab- 
lished by Mr. and Mrs. .Samuel Frommer of 

Mr. Frommer also took the occasion to 
present his wife with a membership in the 
Associates, smiling as he explained that it was 
"instead of the orchids" he customarily sent 
her on her birthday, occurring at that time. 

Among annual scholarship gifts announced 
was one from B. F. Danbaum of Miami Beach. 

An additional gift of $2,000 was received 
from Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Friedland of 
Philadelphia and Miami Beach, who had 
completed payment on a large gift originally 
made by Mr. Friedland at the time of the 
first meeting in Miami, three years ago. 

Announcement was made, also, of the 
names of numerous new Associates who joined 
at this time the University's "foster alumni." 

Co-chairmen for the affair were Col. Jacob 
Arvey, Mrs. Jack .Ablin, Dr. Joseph Weidberg, 
Jacob Sher and Harold Turk. 


One hundred fifty representatives of the 
three major faiths attended an all-day Insti- 
tute on Human Relations sponsored by the 
League of Catholic Women, the United 
Church Women of Massachusetts and the 
B'nai B'rith Women of Massachusetts, this 
spring at Brandeis University. 

Clarence Q. Berger, executive assistant to 
the president of Brandeis University, ad- 
dressed a luncheon which highlighted the 

Workshop sessions dealt with family rela- 
tions, education, employment relations and 
community relations. The plenary session fea- 
tured panel presentation of the discussions 
and group reports. 

Participants were from more than 20 com- 
munities in Massachusetts. 

Brookline Man and Son 
Create Service Fund 
To Assist Students 

Enabling worthy students to obtain financial 
assistance through employment on campus 
the Edith M. Check Service Fund recentl; 
was established at Brandeis University. 

Max M. Check and son. Isaac Dean Check 
both of Brookline, created the Fund as 
memorial to their wife and mother. 

Mr. Max M. Check heads Edett's, Inc 
fashionable Brookline women's store. He i 
active in many charitable and fraternal or 

.\mong these are the Hebrew Home foi 
Aged, which he serves as a director; Temph 
Ohabei Shalom and the Temple Brotherhood 
Zionist Organization of America, and thf 
.American Jewish Committee. 

His son attends Browne and Nichols ir 
Cambridge, where he is a freshman. 

Saturday R(>view Names 
Three Brandeis Men 

Three composers who are members of thi 
Brandeis University faculty received recog- 
nition in a recent issue of the Saturday 
Review featuring a survey of creative achieve' 
ments of America's post-war generation. 

Selected as among "the outstanding new 
talents that have appeared since the war," 
they are Harold Shapero. lecturer in music; 
Irving Fine, associate professor of music, and 
chairman, School of Creative Arts; and 
Leonard Bernstein, professor of music, and 
director. Festival of Creative Arts. 



A $2400 Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award was won by Harold 
Livingston, Brandeis student on leave until September. Livingston won the award after 
submitting to the publishers a portion of his second novel, now in progress. His debut 
into the publishers' world was in Paris, 1952, when "Pilotes Sans Visa" was issued, 
based on his experiences as a member of the Israeli Air Force .... 

An article by Dr. Leonard W. Levy, instructor in American civilization and 
institutions, was featured in a recent issue of the New Leader. It dealt wi:h the 
"Separate but Equal" doctrine as applied in the Clarendon Case .... 

Seldom has the flint-hearted fraternity of the first nights responded as enthu- 
siastically as it did to the musical score composed for "Wonderful Town" by 
Leonard Bernstein, Brandeis University professor of music and director of the Festival 
of Creative Arts. Beaming with superlatives, the critics called Bernstein's music for the 
Broadway show, "gay," "witty," "unhackneyed," "melodic and modern," "fluent," 
"gleaming" and "a major delight" .... 

That special brand of courage labeled "sportsmanship" was saluted when 
the annual Morris Sepinuck Sportsmanship Award was presented to Eddie Mangan- 
iello, '54, re-elected captain of Brandeis University's football team for next fall. Man- 
ganiello was chosen for the award by the Sgt. Milton L. Zelmyer Post No. 627, Jewish 
War Veterans, because of "his display of self-sacrifice" which led the Judges to an 
upset victory over Wayne University last fall .... 

One of the mysteries of centuries — the death march of the lemmings — 
will be studied this summer by two Brandeis University biologists. Dr. Robert L. 
Edwards and J. Lockwood Chamberlin. Why the lemmings, tiny mouse-like Arctic 
creatures, die by the million at the end of four-year cycles is Ihe question the scientists 
will seek to unravel from a 22-foot boat exploring Richmond Gulf, an eastern 
extension of Canada's vast Hudson Bay. The expedition will be sponsored by the 
Massachusetts Zoological Society. 

Entered as Second Class Matter at 
the Po^-t Office at Boston, Mass. 

Commencement Week Festivities 

Wednesday, June 10 

4:30 p.m. Opening of Art Exhiliits and Reception Sponsored 
by Friends of Creative Arts - Abraham Shapiro 
Athletic Center. 

6:45 p.m. Friends of Creative Arts, Annual Dinner - 
Abraham Shapiro Athletic Center. 

9:00 p.m. Festival Presentation: "The Comic Performer" 
with Fred Allen, George Jessel, Arthur Kober, 
Alice Pearee, S. J. Perelman and Others. 

Thursday, June 1 1 

9:00 p.m. Festival World Premiere Performance: "The Inter- 
national Set" by Louis Kronenberger - Adolph 
Ullman Amphitheatre. 

Friday, June 12 

11:00 a.m. Festival Discussion: "The Comic Strip" by Al Capp 

- Abraham Shapiro Athletic Center. 

12:30 p.m. National Associates Assembly, Luncheon-Meeting 

- Usen Commons Room. 

2:30 p.m. Festival Presentation: "Classic Comic Film Se- 
quences" - Abraham Shapiro Athletic Center. 

6:00 p.m. Brandeis Honor Society, Annua! Dinner 
Commons Room. 


Saturday, June 13 

1 1 :00 a.m. Baccalaureate Exercises - Nathan Seifer Hall. 

12:30 p.m. Baccalaureate Luncheon for Graduates and their 
Guests - Smith Quadrangle. 

1 :00 p.m. National Women's Committee, Registration for 
Conference - Hamilton A. 

1 :30 p.m. Alumni Association, Business Meeting 
Seifer Hall. 


2:30 p.m. Festival Session on Poetry: Louis Untermeyer, 
David McCord, Ludwig Lewisohn, and Others - 
Abraham Shapiro Athletic Center. 

5:00 p.m. National Women's Committee, Pre-Conference 
Board Meeting and Dinner - Usen Commons Room. 

6:00 p.m. Class of '52, Dinner - Main Dining Room. 

Fellows of University, Annual Meeting - Abraham 
Shapiro Athletic Center. 

9:00 p.m. Festival Opera and Dance: "Les Mamelles de 
Tiresias" and "Concerto for Tap Dancer and 
Orchestra" - Adolph Ullman Amphitheatre. 

.Sunday, June 14 

9:00 a.m. Board of Trustees, Annual Meeting - Woodruff 

1 1 :00 a.m. Commencement Exercises - Adolph Ullman Am- 

1 :30 p.m. University Luncheon for Guests - Abraham 
Shapiro Athletic Center. 

3:00 p.m. National Women's Committee, Opening Session of 
Conference - Nathan Seifer Hall. 

5:30 p.m. National Women's Committee. Opening Banquet 
of Conference - Abraham Shapiro Athletic Center. 

9:00 p.m. Festival Opera and Dance: "Les Mamelles de 
Tiresias" and "Concerto for Tap Dancer and 
Orchestra" - Adolph Ullman Amphitheatre. 

1 1 :00 p.m. National Women's Committee, Birthday Party - 
Usen Commons Room. 

Monday. June 15 

9:30 a.m. National Women's Committee, Workshop - Ford 

12:15 p.m. National Women's Committee, Luncheon - Smith 

1 :45 p.m. National Women's Committee, Workshop - Ford 

6:30 p.m. National Women's Committee, Banquet - Abraham 
.Shapiro Athletic Center. 

8:30 p.m. National Women's Committee, Workshop - 
Aliraham Shapiro Athletic Center. 

Tuesday, June 16 

9:30 a.m. National Women's Committee, Workshop - 
Nathan .Seifer Hall. 

12:00 noon National Women's Committee, Luncheon - Presi- 
dent's House. 

2:30 p.m. National Women's Committee, Tour of Library 
and Campus. 

5:30 p.m. National Women's Committee, Reception - 
Abraham Shapiro Athletic Center. 

7:00 p.m. National Women's Committee, Dinner - Abraham 
Shapiro Athletic Center. 

Wednesday, June 17 

9:30 a.m. National Women's Committee, Panel Discussion - 
Nathan Seifer Hall. 

12:30 p.m. National Women's Committee, Luncheon - Smith 

1 :30 p.m. National Women's Committee, Post-Conference 
Board Meeting - Hamilton B. 

Commencement tickets may be obtained as follows: 
Women'j Committee Wembers - 


Other "o/umnj" — 


Series Tickets' for The Festival of Creative Arts may 

be obtained by writing: 


Series Tickets For All Events: 

Sponsors' Seals $18 Reserved Seats $12 

'Specify Saturday or Sunday performance. 




October 1953 


The Board of Trustees 

George Alpert, Chairman 

Joseph F. Ford, Treasurer 

Norman S. Rabb, Secretary 

James J. Axelrod 

Meyer Jaffe 

Dudley Kimball 

Jessie Kramer 

Adele Rosenwald Levy 

ISADOR Ll'bin 

Joseph M. Proskauer 

Israel Rocosin 

Eleanor Roosevelt 

Jacob Shapiro 

Morris S. Shapiro 

Dr. Abram L. Sachar 
President of the University 


Fall and the New Graduate School 

The Quest for Knowledge 

Hon. Herbert H. Lehman 
Honorary Chairman, 
Fellows of the University 

Frank L. Weil 


Fellows of the University 

General Education S 

• • • • tf 

Mrs. Louis L Kramer 


National Women's Committee 

Milton Kahn 
National Chairman, 
BrOndeis Associates 

Joseph Linsey 


Brandeis Athletic Association 

Daniel Weisberc 


Friends of the School of Creative Arts 

GusTAv Ranis, '52 


Alumni Association 

IVeivs of the I'niversity 


iimide baek coi-er 


n The 

Cover . . 


brings many festive 

moments, not the least 


which is 

Hallowe'en. Preparing for a 

gay celebration 



University co-eds J 


Winston (left), 


of Milton 

, Mass.. and Carol J. 


"55. Brooklyn. N.Y. 



EmanL'ei. M. Gilbert, Director 

Editor: Nanette H. Bernstein 

Photographs by Ralph NonnaD 

VOL. III. No. 2 OCTOBER. 1953 

Brandeis University Bulletin, published six times a year (once in August ; twice in 

October ; once in February, March and May) a I Brandeis Uni\ ersily. U' a It ham 54, 

Mass. Entered as second class matter at the Post Office at Boston. Mass. 




Graduate School 

•" *. 

A. OLIAGE on the Brandeis University campus has assumed 
its annual fall grandeur. 

This is the season which poets regard with nostalgic eye 
and reflective mood, marking it for a tempering of pace . . . 
a time to retreat. 

The University interpretation, however, is somewhat at 
variance. Let poets dream . . . educators are caught up in a 
vortex of action as fall opens the new academic year. 

Time to retreat? Rather, time for another step forward as 
five-year-old Brandeis University opens this fall its first grad- 
uate school and welcomes its first group of graduate scholars . . . 

Who are they — this elect group selected after the 
screening of hundreds of applications submitted from all parts 
of the United States and abroad? 

What are they like — the members of this avant-garde 
which will help to make Brandeis history? 

They number forty-two, maintaining the Brandeis tradition 
of small classes and close supervision. They speak with Western 
twangs, Southern drawls and broad Eastern "as," but all have 
this in common: 

They are whipped with excitement at the prospect of being 
a part of Brandeis University's newest educational venture, its 
first offerings in graduate studies. 

Ihe first students of the new-born Graduate School of 
Arts and Sciences, headed by Dr. Max Lerner, chairman, have 
come from twenty-three communities in seven slates: California, 

Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York. Ohio and Rhode 
Island. In addition, four have come from countries abroad. 

In the aggregate, they have attended thirty schools of higher 
learning: University of California at Los Angeles. Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, University of Illinois. Columbia Uni- 
versity, Hunter College, New School for Social Research, Harvard 
University. Juilliard School of Music ... to offer a brief 

The schools range from coast to coast, but the students' 
undergraduate records are similarly distinguished by outstand- 
ing achievements: Phi Beta Kappa keys, medals and awards, 
cum laude designations . . . these are the rule rather than the 

A. RANDOM GLIMPSE at a segment of the musical composi- 
tion area, headed by Prof. Irving G. Fine, will serve to indicate 
the calibre of the students as a whole: 

Boston Pops soloist, winner of Chadwick Medal from New 
England Conservatory of Music, graduated with highest honors 
. . . Antioch Phi Beta Kappa, representative on 1952-53 sympo- 
sium of International Federation of Music Students . . . Winner 
of excellence medal for "Highest Scholastic Standing" . . . 
Radcliffe graduate awarded Women's College Conference Group 
Prize for original composition . . . Hunter College graduate 
awarded class prize for proficiency in music . . . 

A native of Egypt is among the students of musical com- 
position. A graduate of Cairo University. Halim El-Dabh later 
studied at the University of Mexico and, last June, the New 
England Conservatory of Music awarded him a master's degree 
coupled with predictions for a "remarkable future as a com- 
poser." He performed one of his piano compositions at last 
summer's Boston Art Festival. 

Oten OLOF ENVIK of Lund, Sweden, is another of the 
graduate scholars who have come from abroad. A graduate of 
the University of Lund, he is working for his doctorate in the 
field of psychology, headed by Dr. Abraham H. Maslow. At 
Lund, he had done noteworthy work as a research assistant. 

The graduate roster numbers five World War II veterans 
and one Korean veteran who applied for admission from that 
battlefront last May, in anticipation of an early discharge. The 
Brandeis letter of acceptance was happily intercepted at the 
San Francisco FPO as he traveled, en route home. 

In the field of Near Eastern, and Judaic studies, headed by 
Dr. Simon Rawidowicz, two Massachusetts rabbis are studying 
for doctoral degrees. Another student in this area was graduated 
cum laude from both Harvard University and Hebrew Teachers 
College the same year. 

A native of Czecho-Slovakia, Adam Frostig, is among the 

Ph.D. candidates. He studied at the University in Briinn until 
the advent of the Nazis, continuing after the war at the State 
University of Munich and at Goteberg University, Copenhagen. 
In the latter city, he has occupied the post of assistant to the 
chief of the Royal Biblioteque (Library.) 

1 HiRTEEN WOMEN — three of them, married — have been 
chosen for inclusion in the graduate school's "pilot group." 

One. a candidate for a master's degree in chemistry (the 
area headed by Dr. Saul G. Cohen) obtained her B.S. from City 
College of New York where she won numerous honors including 
a medal awarded by the American Institute of Chemistry. 

Another, graduated from the University of California, was 
selected as one of twelve students to visit Pakistan, India and 
Ceylon last summer to "help promote better understanding." 

A housewife has returned to school to work for her master's 
degree in psychology after a lapse of thirteen years since grad- 
uating from Radcliffe, where she made an excellent record. 

Also in the psychology area is a male honors student 
from the University of Illinois whose study on a case history 
will appear in a forthcoming text on child psychology. 

A Rollins graduate, ranked among the top five of his class, 
was in charge of a freshman testing program while at college 
and developed a color association test on which he is continuing 

An M.A. candidate in chemistry won the Alexander Hamil- 
ton Post Award for "most outstanding sophomore at College of 
the City of New York." 

Another CCNY graduate in the chemistry area has worked 
on a part of the cancer research program at Beth Israel Hospital 
in Boston. 

Numerous honorary societies in addition to Phi Beta Kappa 
are represented among the graduate group, including Psi Chi 
(psychology); Kappa Mu Epsilon (music); Pi Gamma Mu 
(social science) ; Alpha Psi Omega (drama), etc. 

The students are a linguistic group, many of them having 
a command of four or five languages in addition to English. 
The list includes French, German. Aramaic. Latin, Russian, 
Danish, Arabic, Czecho-Slovak and Japanese. 

versity's first graduate school — a heterogeneous group, present- 
ing virtually a cross-section of the nation's institutions of higher 
learning. In calibre of achievement and promise, however, they 
are as one. 

Brandeis University takes pride in welcoming them to its 
first graduate school . . . and believes that they will take pride 
in sharing the marking of this milestone. 

The Quest 
for Knowledge 

Senator Lehman 

U. S. Senator Herbert H. Lehman recently made a 
speech in behalf of Brandels University which was printed 
in its entirety in the Congressional Record. The University 
is honored to reprint these remarks by the distinguished 
humanitarian and statesman. 


H.WE ALWAYS BEEN PROUD of my affiliation with 
Brandeis. The honor accorded me as honorary chairman 
of the Fellows of the University I have received and borne 
with humility . . . 

I observed with considerable pride when the university 
. . . conferred its first academic degrees on the young men 
and women of its first senior class. That was a thrilling 
moment, a moment of triumph and a symbol of true con- 
tribution to the cultural and educational resources of our 

I have heard with pride and mounting interest that the 
first Brandeis alumni compiled an enviable record of admis- 
sion to graduate and professional schools. Now. I under- 
stand, we have further reason for pride in the fact that 
these first Brandeis alumni have truly distinguished them- 
selves at the graduate and professional schools of their 

I take interest, too, in the development of the Brandeis 
faculty, the emergence of a Brandeis teaching philosophy 
rooted in a firm belief in the necessity of individual growth 
by individual students. The Brandeis campus has grown 
physically as well as educationally: the 190-acre campus 
now contains 22 major buildings ... 

Many reports have come to me. particularly through 
my friends in the academic world, of the stirring excite- 
ment of the quest for knowledge and the genuine intellectual 
vitality of life at Brandeis. There at Brandeis is finely 

enshrined that pursuit of truth which Justice Brandeis saw 
as the core of a solid university. 

At Brandeis. I am told, faculty members regard each 
student not as a name on a roll, but as an individual, with 
abilities and insights and problems of his own. This has 
resulted in a fine faculty-student relationship which has 
immeasurably enriched the entire campus life ... 

As Brandeis adds another year to its history, I see 
developing an institution fashioned in the mold of the 
great man for whom it was named, Louis Dembitz Brandeis. 

Declining to succumb to the forces of reaction which,, 
have unfortunately influenced some other institutions of 
higher education. Brandeis University has taken a stand in 
the finest liberal tradition. For the past two years, men 
chosen to deliver its annual Louis Dembitz Brandeis 
memorial lecture have been symbols of active, clear-sighted 
liberalism in America: Justice William O. Douglas of the 
Supreme Court of the United States; and Mr. Irving 
Dilliard, editorial page editor of the St. Louis Dispatch, 
a brilliant, courageous, and forceful spokesman for free- 
dom in America. 

In his writings Justice Brandeis said to us that a uni- 
versity must "always be rich in goals and ideals, seemingly I 
attainable but beyond immediate reach; it must become 
truly a seat of learning where research is pursued, books 
written, and the creative instinct is aroused, encouraged, 
and developed in its faculty and students; it must ever be 
mindful that education is a precious treasure transmitted 
— a sacred trust to be held, used, and enjoyed, and if pos- 
sible strengthened, then passed on to others upon the 
same trust." 

Today it is of special and of transcendental importance 
that Brandeis University continue to reflect these high 

and noble standards so fittingly described by the great 
jurist, himself. It is well that Brandeis University, its 
la( uity and student body, keep firmly in mind these magni- 
luent precepts. 

For this is a time of trouble, a time of deep confusion. 
an era of fear — dark, unreasoning, frightening fear. Thus 
lliere stands upon our statute books today an immigration 
la\s. enacted in 1952. which breathes fear and suspicion 
Irom every section and paragraph — fear of the stranger. 
fear of the alien, fear of the naturalized citizen, fear of 
nmselves. There is imbedded in that law — the McCarra. 
Walter .Act — a deep-laid suspicion of intellectualef o^ 
lliinkers. of men with ideas, men who have adventured iXy 
llii" free realm of the sijirit. 

Thus, for instance, professor^^^e-. reitio^ed from 
aicgory of nonquota immigrants, a category they .1 
n(( u]5ied ever since we had an immigration jaw upo 
-lalule books. And there are many, many other provisions 
if similar spirit and tem|)er. But this is not the occasioh->. 
for a detailed discussion of that iniquitous law. I mention 
it. in passing, as a reflection of the spirit of fear, anti- 
Inlidlectualism and antiforeignism which has burst over_ 
iiur land. -, 

It is good to recall, at such a time, the enlighteneci 
-pi I it of Justice Brandeis, who str'ftngly felt that the gates 
III America should be left fully ajar for tliose who flee 
fnini persecution, for those who seek freedom, for those 
wlici can bring to our shores the rich contribution of ne\/ 
iilias and new energy. "^ ^L, 

Progress, said Brandeis, comes with "diversity not 
uniformity" . . . 

The establishment of Brandeis University would have 
lie( n impossible without the cultural and educational talents 
ol many men who came here from many lands to comprise 
a faculty rich far beyond its numbers in scholarly attain- 
in( nts, and characterized, above all, by a fervent attachment 
In ihe ideals of academic freedom. 

One of the reasons for the strength of the Brandeis 
I II ulty is its interweaving of diverse strands of thought 
and culture from many parts of the world, comprising a 
lahric of full texture and variety. 

This is the pattern which, over a space of three cen- 
luries, made America into the great country that it is . . . 

Let us recall the further words of Justice Brandeis: 
" Ihose who won our independence believed that the final 
end of the state was to make men free to develop their 

faculties, and that in its government the deliberative forces 
should prevail over the arbitrary. They believed liberty to 
be the secret of happiness, and courage to be the secret 
of liberty. 

"They believed that freedom to think as you will and 
to speak as you think are means indispensable to the dis- 
covery and spread of political truth: that without free 
speech and assembly, discussion would be futile; that with 
them, discussion affords ordinarily adequate protection 
against the dissemination of noxious doctrine; that the 
reatest menace to freedom is an inert people — that fear 
breeds repression; that repression breeds hate; that hate 

)—^Aivsnaces stable government — and that the fitting remedy 

* * W,or e\ il counsels is good ones." 

Justipe''^andeis. And his words are as wise 
today as thev were when he spoke them a 
generation ago. No, they are more pertinent and more 
pressing. For today the dangers to freedom of thought and 
\of speech have multiplied, and the protections which guard 
these freedoms are being broken down. Influences of grow- 
ing power attack all who defend freedom. He who speaks 
up in defense of liberty may be immediately charged with 

-defending subversion. 

But freedom caiuiot be defended halfway. It cannot 
be defended by halfhearted men. It must be defended boldly 
and aggressively. '"Courage," said Justice Brandeis, "is the 
secret of liberty.'" 

And so my friends, and the friends of Brandeis Uni- 
sity, letSft'S not flag in our support of this particular 
bastion of freedom. \^ e are encouraged by the fact that it 
is one of many. The plant of liberty is too deeply rooted 
in the soil of America to be torn out even by the present 

Though we have suffered setbacks, I am confident that 
xve will surely prevail. Of course, we can be overwhelmed. 
if we do not fight with all our strength. But let me give this 
word of comfort. In this struggle we are far from alone. 
Not only do we have a considerable host of present faith- 
ful, but we also have those glorious legions of the past — 
the heroes of freedom from every land who stand in solid 
ranks with us in this fight. 

From the strains and tensions of the present struggle, 
liberty in America will emerge, I know, reborn — stronger, 
fresher, more mature by virtue of the struggle, and our 
country will continue to give leadership to the forces ot 
free mankind throughout the earth in the battle against 
the forces of tyranny and darkness. 

General Education S 

Margaret Mead 


Alfred C. Kinsey 


Archibald MacLeish 


Agnes DeMille 

LoDERN EDUCATORS are generally agreed on Pestalozzi's definition of the 
objectives of education: '"Full and harmonious development of all the powers . . ." 

One of the shortcomings of traditional schooling, however, is found in the 
endeavor — or lack of endeavor — to meet this responsibility for educating "the 
whole student." 

Major efforts are directed towards the imparting of knowledge . . . the accumu- 
lation of facts, data, statistics . . . while the student's fundamental need for help in 
clarifying human values is too often neglected. 

A unique attempt to meet this need is the distinguishing feature of a Brandeis- 
designed course on productive living, called General Education S. 

Other college courses are concerned with administering properly organized in- 
formation. General Education S seeks to give value judgment . . . "clean windows 
through which to look upon the world." 

It is a world in transition, demanding new and intensive social adjustments. 
Revolutionary changes in every field call for a redefining of moral values ... a 
resolving of principles in conflict. 

General Education S endeavors to help the student to formulate his own philos- 
ophy by giving him an understanding of the struggles, aspirations and influences 
which have produced significant leaders. 

Great spirits who have found in life the most fruitful sources of satisfaction 
and who have fashioned from them the most vital elements of personality — these 
are the men and women whom Brandeis University seeks out to share their inner 
convictions with the students in General Education S. 

The distinguished visitors usually spend several days on campus. They not onh 
lecture, but meet informally with the students at breakfast or lunch or in individual 
gatherings. They bring no platitudes, but incisive ethical and moral judgment as 
they tell of the great challenges they have faced and the moral choices which have 
been part of their experience. 

1 HE SCIENCE COURSES give Students a conception of the difficulties encountered 
in solving the secrets of the atom. Dr. Leo Szilard of the L niversity of Chicago, who 
with his colleagues perfected the atomic bomb, went far beyond the science courses 
when he came to Brandeis for General Education S. 

He clarified the moral judgment involved and the moral implications for all 
mankind. The bombing of Hiroshima which killed 150,000 people, he pointed out, 

Lewis Mumford 

Sidney Hook 

tory of a Brandeis Experiment 

killed not more than the saturation homhings of Rotterdam. But . . . the Hiroshima 
bombing represented man's first step into a conce])t of total destruction. 

Szilard's deliberations were not those of a scientist working on a military 
weapon but of a great thinker concerned with what man is doing to mankind. 

Some of the most moving hours experienced by the students in their entire 
academic career came as they listened to Szilard tell of the conflicts which stirred 
him when he realized the destructive use to which the bomb was to be put. 

/\n awareness of the changing mores of contemporary life was brought to 
the students by Anthropologist Margaret Mead whose philosophical approach has 
now been given statistical validity by Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey. 

Walter White did not discuss the privations of minority group members but, 
instead, posed the question. \^ hat does the majority group do to itself by permitting 
the minority groups to suffer injustices? 

Lewis Mumford, noted as a city planner — a technical term — spoke from his 
deep concern as a humanist, \^'hat is the mechanization of civilization doing to the 
human soul? Is man building machines for living or instrumentalities for the stifling 
of all creative impulses? 

Norbert Wiener, Alexander Meiklejohn, Sidney Hook, Archibald MdcLeish, 
Alfred A. Knopf, Dr. Mordecai M. Kaplan, Dr. Miriam Van Waters, Irwin Edman, 
Dr. Erich Lindemann and many others are among the leaders from all walks who 
have come to Brandeis to tell the students of their soul-searching periods . . . how 
they grew, not as celebrities, but as humans ... of their moral and ethical gropings 
. . . and the ultimate answers. 

1 HE STUDENTS ASK QUESTIONS freely, almost embarrassingly. Some of the 
participants have conceded that they found themselves thoroughly exhausted and 
freely perspiring before the intellectual onslaught . . . but then came the compensat- 
ing outburst of appreciative applause. 

Dr. Abram L. Sachar, University president, and Prof. Max Lerner have been 
in direct supervision of General Education S since its incej)tion. This year. Prof. 
Milton Hindus together with Dr. Sachar will be in charge. 

Originally an experiment, the course is now an integral part of the University 
catalogue. Required for all seniors, it introduces seminal thinkers in the final year 
of the college career, adding significance and validity to all else that the seniors 
have acquired. 

General Education S is no longer an experiment. It is an approved technique 
for offering intellectual insight into different levels of human expression and into 
the basic question . . . Where are we going? 

Leo Szilard 

Group Leader 
Walter White 

Norbert Wiener 


Miriam Van Waters 

Alfred A. Knopf 

\ TDK J 


The ottractive Music Room in the new 
Student Union Building is the gift of the 
Class of '52, Brandeis University's first grad- 
uates and first alumni. 

Gift of the Class of '53 is a Vocarium 
Phonograph, complete with headsets, which 
has made a welcome addition to the equip- 
ment in the University Library, 


Appointments announced by Dr. Abram L. Sachar, president of Brandeis Uni- 
versity, reveal that 21 new educators have been added to the faculty for the 
1953-54 term, bringing the total to 117. 

Dr. KuTt Goldsle 

Heading the list is Dr. Kurt Goldstein, visit- 
ing professor of psychology, who is author 
of "The Organism," considered one of the 
great classics in the 
field. Formerly clini- 
cal professor of neu- 
rology at Columbia, 
he was William James 
Lecturer at Harvard. 

He also taught at 
College of the City 
of New York and was 
clinical professor of 
neurology at Tufts 
Medical School. Dr. Abraham H. Maslow, 
head of the Brandeis Graduate Committee 
in Psychology, ranks Dr. Goldstein > as 'one 
of the greatest living psychologists." 

Dr. Hans Heinrich Gerth has been named 
visiting professor in social relations, occupy- 
ing the Mortimer Gryzmish Chair in Human 
Relations. He studied under Karl Mannheim 
and Paul Tillich and formerly was a mem- 
ber of the faculties of Harvard and the 
Universities of Illinois and Wisconsin. 

Arthur V. Berger, composer, music critic 
for the New York Herald-Tribune and Satur- 
day Review of Literature, has been named 
associate professor of 
music. He studied at 
New York University, 
Harvard, and in Par- 
is, and has taught at 
Mills College, Brook- 
lyn College and Juil- 
liard School of Music. 

Dr. Hans H. Gerth 

Named associate 
professor of English 
is Dr. James V. Cun- 
ningham who has published widely and is 
noted for his volumes of poetry. He took his 
doctorate at Stanford and taught at that 
college before going on to the University 

of Hawaii and subsequently to the University 
of Chicago. 

Also named an associate professor of Eng- 
lish is Irving Howe, former member of the 
faculties of the Universities of Vermont and 
Washington, and of Princeton. Author of 
several books, he has been editorial writer 
for Schocken Books and book reviewer for 
Time magazine. 

Dr. Herman T. Epstein, assistant professor 
of physics, received his Ph.D. from the 
University of Michigan. He has taught at 
that university and at Duke and the Uni- 
versity of Pittsburgh. 

Named assistant professor of social rela- 
tions is Dr. Jerome Himelhoch, editor of 
Social Problems. Several of his papers have 
been widely reprinted in texts. He attended 
Harvard, was a Rhodes Scholar, and received 
his Ph.D. at Columbia. 

Dr. Earl A. Wilson, 
Jr., assistant professor 
of chemistry, who re- 
ceived a post-doctoral 
fellowship at the In- 
stitute for Nuclear 
Studies, University of 
Chicago, has taught 
at Harvard, Brown, 
and the University 
of Chicago. He has been research associate 
at the Institute of Radiobiology and Bio- 
physics, working with Dr. Leo Szilard. 

New lecturers include Dr. George Fischer, 
history; Marc Fried, psychology; Peter 
Grippe, fine arts: Gordon K. Lewis, politi- 
cal science; Dr. Nicholas Polunin, biology. 

Newly named to the facult}' as instructors 
are Mme. Denise A. Alexandre, Spanish: 
Ariel Ballif, theatre arts; Dr. Jean-Pierre 
Barricelli, romance languages: Dr. Deno J. 
Geanakoplos, history; Dr. Richard M. Held. 
psychology; Moses Rischin, American civili- 
zation: Dr. Caldwell Titcomb. music: Mrs. 
Ruth L. Wheeler, dance. 

Arthur V. Berger 

The Late 

David K. Niles 

David K. Xiles Chair 
To Memorialize Late 
Presidential Advisor 

A fitting memorial to a man whose name 
stands as "a symbol of service to mankind," 
the David K. Niles Chair in Social Relations 
has been established 
at Brandeis Univer- 
sity, according to an- 
nouncement by Dr. 
Abram L. Sachar, 
University president. 

This is the first al- 
location from the 
David K. Niles Fund, 
established last Jan- 
uary at Brandeis 

The memorial fund which has been built 
from the contributions of friends and ad- 
mirers of the late David K. Niles was 
planned to develop the creative talents of 
young men and women, and to strengthen | 
the civil liberties of all groups. t 

Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt is honorary chair- I 
man of the Fund. Chairman is Louis P.f 
Smith, Boston businessman and life-long 
friend of the late presidential advisor. ; 

Niles, former administrative assistant to i 
President Harry S. Truman and the late 
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, died in 
September, 1952. 

He was credited with having developed li 
the famous Ford Hall Forum of Boston into |j 
a "model of adult education." I 

At Brandeis University, in addition lo 
being an active trustee, he held the post of 
chairman of the public relations committtt 
and was a member of the executive and 
education committees. 



More than one-third of Brandeis Univer- 
ity's students last year received financial 
->i-tance totaling $183,177.44, under the 
rlinlarship program, one of the most im- 
lorlant and significant aspects of University 

'ailing attention to rising costs in educa- 
inii, which underscore the significance of 
ill to promising students, Morris S. 
'hapiro. chairman of the board of trustees' 
rlinlarship committee, declared: 

"It is inherent in the philosophy of 
irandeis University that there be no bar- 
lers discriminating against students for 
ea^ons of race, religion, geographic loca- 
iiin or ethnic group. It is a logical exten- 
iim of this concept to prevent economic 


. . Charles Greenbaum. 'S6, of Maiden. 
Uass., receives the Harold W arshaw Memo- 
niJ Scholarship from Sgt. Milton Louis 
'rhiiver Post (JWV) officials Stanley Brown 
I'll) and W illiam Carmen. 

barriers as well from denying gifted stu- 
dents a college education." 

The 290 students who received assistance 
during the past academic year were granted 
it in the form of 
scholarships, student 
employment, bursary 
aid, grants-in-aid and 

Mr. Shapiro report- 
ed that the 1953-54 
edition of the Uni- 
versity Catalogue 
lists 284 scholarships, 
a 36 percent increase 
over last year, and the list is constantly 

Financial aid is awarded to students on 
the basis of need and academic standing. 

Scholarship benefactors represent 78 com- 
munities in 29 states, plus the Dominion of 
Canada — public-spirited individuals and 
groups who "recognize the value of prepar- 
ing young men and women for a complex 
world, to the betterment of which they may 
one day contribute." 

One of the students whose education was 
made possible by financial aid recently was 
adjudged winner of a major musical com- 
position contest and performed as soloist 
with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. 

"The financial assistance program now in 
effect at the university is the most sub- 
stantial ever offered," Mr. Shapiro noted. 
"During the five years since the university's 
inception, its scholarship program has 
steadily widened in scope." 

Recently Announced Academic Promotions 
Disclose Seven Faculty Members Advanced 

\rademic promotions have been an- 
ifiiinced for seven members of the Brandeis 
ni\prsity faculty. 

I'mmoted to the rank of professor is 
r\'\n^ G. Fine, composer-conductor, chair- 
1 111 of the School of Creative Arts and of 
III- Graduate Committee in Musical 

-\ graduate of Harvard University, where 
le received B.A. and M.A. degrees. Pro- 
I'— or Fine has been the recipient of Gug- 
fiiheim and Fulbright Fellowships. Since 
94h, he has been a member of the faculty 
f the Berkshire .Music Center at 

Named associate professors were Dr. 

Milton Hindus. English, and Dr. Sidney 
Golden, chemistry. 

.Author of "The Crippled Giant," Dr. 
Hindus was translator of Sholem .Asch's 
"One Destiny" and contributed the intro- 
duction to "Death on the Installment Plan," 
by L. F. Celine. 

k former National Research Fellow at 
Harvard University, Dr. Golden has worked 
in the fields of theoretical chemical kinetics 
and microwave spectroscopy. 

Designated assistant professors are Dr. 
Orrie Friedman, chemistry; Dr. Albert 
Olsen. biology, and Harold Shapiro, music. 
Sidney Rosen has been promoted to instruc- 
tor in physics. 


Traditions of charity inculcated in their 
children by a New York couple, who re- 
cently celebrated their Golden Wedding 
Anniversary, are being perpetuated in their 
honor by the children who have established 
a Sol and Susanne Mutterperl Scholarship 
Endowment Fund at Brandeis University. 

Honoring the 50th wedding anniversary 
of Mr. and Mrs. Sol Mutterperl. the endow- 
ment fund has been established by means 
of a substantial initial grant which will be 
augmented from time to time. 

The initial grant was made by the chil- 
dren through the Mutterperl Foundation, 
Inc., which was organized in December, 
1951, by Raphael Mutterperl: his brother, 
Martin Mutterperl, and their sister's hus- 
band, Ludwig S. Buckhardt. for the purpose 
of fostering the philanthropic ideals of their 

President of the Foundation is Raphael 
.Mutterperl, prominent New Bedford (Mass.) 

.4 QUEEN IS CROTSED . . . Leslie 
Caron. Hollywood star, visited Brandeis Uni- 
versity and crowned pretty Gail Leonard, 
'56. of Allentown, Pa., "Prom Queen." The 
Queens Court of Honor included (left to 
right) Judith Faske, '56, New York City, 
Charlotte Langone, '55, Neuiton, Mass., 
Natalie Diamond, '56, Free port, N. Y., (Miss 
Caron and Miss Leonard), Myra Shapiro, 
'55. Teaneck, N. J., Sandra Bargad, '55. 
Brookline, Mass., and Marsha Levy, '55, 
Miljord, Mass. 


Representing 40,000 members in 79 chap- 
ters throughout the United States, delegates 
to the fifth annual conference of the National 
WomenV Committee of Brandeis University, 
held on campus, elected Mrs. Louis I. Kramer 
of Providence. R. I., national president. 

Others on the 1953-54 slate include: Miss 
Susan Brandeis. New York City, honorary 
president: Mrs. Harry L. Michaels, Brook- 
line, Mass., honorary vice-president; Mrs. 
Irving Abrams. New ton. Mass., (retiring 
president I honorary director. 

Also, Mmes. Milton Callner. Chicago, 111., 
Joseph Goldberg, Hudson, Mass.. Philip 
Meyers, Wyoming, 0.. Lester Samelson, 
Memphis, Tenn., Philip Segal. Newton. 
Mass., and Max Slater, Chestnut Hill, Mass.. 

Also, Mrs. I. A. Finkelstein, Brookline, 
treasurer; Mrs. H. Leon Sharmat, Brookline, 
assistant treasurer; Mrs. Oscar M. Zemon, 
Detroit, Mich., recording secretary; Mrs. 
Maxwell A. Cohen, Newton, corresponding 
secretary, and Mrs. Ellis Michelson, Lynn, 
Mass., financial secretary. 

A quarter-million dollars was given to the 
University the past year by this organization 
which, in its five years' existence, has con- 
tributed three-quarters of a million dollars. 

Highlighting the conference was a ground- 
breaking ceremony for the new Library- 
Wing, funds for which are being provided 
by the Women's Committee. 

A plaque to be placed in the new Library 
Wing was presented to Mrs. Abrams in be- 
half of the Women's Committee in tribute 
to her leadership while occupying the post 
of president. 

The following is a list, by states, of some 
of the reports of activities of the National 
Women's Committee: 


LONG BEACH — A new chapter was or- 
ganized here, assisted in its formation by 
Mrs. Milton H. Callner, national vice-pres- 
ident, who installed the following officers; 
Mrs. Irving Schneider, president; Mrs. Hans 
Kahn. vice-president: Mrs. Joshua Marcus, 
recording secretary, and Mrs. Robert Harris, 
financial secretary. Mrs. Schneider repre- 
sented the new chapter at the fifth annual 

cently organized chapter held a charter-sign- 
ing tea in the home of the president, Mrs. 
Joseph D. Walters. Guests of honor were Mrs. 
Samuel Moss and Mrs. Earl Neuberg, na- 
tional board members. 


IT SEEMS JUST YESTERDAY thai ground uas broken for the new Library If ing uith im 
pressive ceremonies attended by (lejt In right) Dr. Abrani L. Sacluir. University president: .Ur- 
Philip Segal, chairman of Sational W omen's Committee Fifth .innual Conference: Mrs. Loui 
I. Kramer, neuh'-elecled president of National W omen's Committee: Mrs. Irving Abrams, retirim 
president end lumuniry director, and Mrs. --idele Rosenwald Levy. University trustee. 

AND NOW THE NEK If ING stands completed, a handsome tribute to the efforts of the Nationa 
If omen's Committee which undertook complete responsibility for building costs and equipment 
in addition to maintaining the entire Library and staff the year 'round. 

SAN FRANCISCO — First national offi- 
cer to visit the West Coast was Mrs. Callner 
who addressed a membership tea of this chap- 
ter attended by more than 300. Presiding at 
the tea table were Mrs. Edgar Goldstine, 
president, and Mrs. Harold J. Kaufman, 
membership chairman. 


DENVER — Mrs. Sidney .Milstein re- 
ported on the fifth annual conference held at 
Brandeis at a tea in the home of Mrs. Myron 


STAMFORD — Clarence Q. Berger, ex- 
ecutive assistant to the University president, 
addressed the Stamford Chapter at an event 
held at the Rockrimmon Country Club. More 
than 150 attended. 

District of Colambia 

WASHINGTON — Installed as president 
of the District Chapter was Mrs. Paul Rich- 
man. Others seated include Mrs. Edward 
Cafritz. honorary president: Mrs. Irving E. 
Cantor, executive vice-president; .Mmes. Leo 
Solet, Joseph Dessoff, Albert Roth, vice-pres- 

idents; .Mrs. Bernard Rosenberg, treasurer 
Mrs. Nathan Siegel, financial secretary; Mrs 
Gabriel Tauber, assistant financial secretary;] 
.Mrs. Benjamin E. Golden, recording secre- 
tary; Mrs. Carl Silverman, assistant record-l* 
ing secretary. Ik 


JACKSONVILLE — A gala garden party, 
held on the riverfront grounds of the home' 
of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Wurn, honored paid 
up members of this Chapter. President is 
Mrs. Emanuel M. Rosenberg. 


ATLANTA — "This Is Your Brandeis,' 
a novel kaleidoscopic program, featured a 
luncheon-meeting at which elections were 
held. Mrs. Sidney Q. Janus was named hon- 
orary president; Mrs. Harry Stern, president; 
Mmes. Bernard Howard, E. Van Vliet. Al- 
fred Weinstein, vice-presidents; Mrs. Meyer 
Rosenstein, treasurer: Mrs. Hai-vey Jacob- 
son, recording secretary: .Mrs. Sylvan 
Makover, corresponding secretary; Mrs. 
Philip Krugman. financial secretary: Mmes. 
Sol Blumenthal and Joseph Zaglin, assistant] 
financial secretaries. 

(Continued on page II) 


. S. Potofsky 
Honored at 

The Waldorf Astoria in New York City 
I as the scene of a gala testimonial dinner 
riidered to Jacob S. Polofsky by the Men's 
Nothing Industry in behalf of Brandeis 


The occasion marked presentation of a 
ertif icate to Mr. 
'otofsky signifying 
ii- appointment as a 
•■I'llow of the Uni- ^^h ,,^,^ 

rsity. He holds the 

ist of president of 
111' Amalgamated 
I Inthing Workers of 

Sharing the ■'"^^ •^■- P'^'ofsky 
[M-akers" platform 

MIC George Alpert. chairman of the Bran- 
Iris University board of trustees, and Dr. 
\liram L. Sachar, University president. Mor- 
ion Baum of Rochester, N. Y. was 

Vpproximately 400 industry leaders at- 
fiided the testimonial dinner. They repre- 

-fiited both management and labor, 
Inquently attesting to the esteem in which 

tlu- entire industry holds Mr. Potofsky. 

Principal figure in planning the event, and 
i:i obtaining the cooperation of industrial 
attains in the men's clothing world, was 
Morris S. Shapiro, chairman of the trus- 
ii.s' committee on university development 
ind resources. 

.Samuel Kappel was chairman. Honorary 
' liairman of arrangements was Morton 
Uaiim, chairman of the National Clothing 
Manufacturers" Association. 

lop leaders in the industry served as 
■ n . hairmen for the notable gathering and 
inrluded Louis Bachmann, Jr., Albert Baxt, 
\iiRust Bellanca, Sidney Benjamin, Hyman 
Hliunberg, Richard Brazier, Abraham Chat- 
mail, Harry A. Cobrin, I. M. Cohen, Jack 
iCohen, Julius G. Cohen, W. P. Cohen, 
TTisse De Dominicis. Gladys Dickason, Dav- 
id Drechsler, Julius Frankel, Sander Genis, 
Jack Goldfarb, Ben Goldman, William P. 
Goldman, Isidor Grossman, Mrs. Sidney 
llillman, Louis Hollander, Paul Kaminsky, 
lark Kroll, Julius H. Levy, S. L. Loeb. 
iJavid J. Monas, Hyman Nemser, Frank 
Kdsenbluni, Joseph Salerno. Frank Seiden- 
wiirm, Ralph Schneider, Alfred Shapiro, 
Morris S. Shapiro, Charles H. Silver, Louis 
Simon, Mark Trivison, Jerome Udell, Mur- 
ray Weinstein, and Fred Witty. 


A 850,000 benefaction has been made to 
Brandeis University by a nationally known 
business and communal leader, Joseph M. 
Linsey of Boston, Mass. 

The gift, undesignated for a specific pur- 
pose, may be used by the University for 
either capital or operating expenses. 

Long at the forefront of community affairs, 
Mr. Linsey is chairman of the Brandeis Uni- 
versity Athletic Association; a trustee of Beth 
Israel Hospital, and active in the United 
Community Services and the American Red 

A trustee of the Associated Jewish Phil- 
anthropies of Boston and the Combined 
Jewish Appeal, Mr. Linsey was first chair- 
man of the Combined Appeal Beverage Divi- 
sion and serves as its honorary chairman 

Cited in 1948 by the Combined Appeal 
beverage leaders. Mr. Linsey has served as 
head of the Business Men's Council, a group 
of Greater Boston business and professional 

Shortly after the establishment of the State 
of Israel, the well known Boston philanthro- 
pist flew to Jerusalem to confer with leaders 
of the new state regarding its relief needs. 

Recently, he traveled to West Berlin to 
survey the relief and rehabilitation activities 
of the Joint Distribution Committee. 

A sports enthusiast, he was appointed last 
April to serve as Greater Boston chairman 
of the Jewish Olympics this fall. 

Mr. Linsey is also a leader in B'nai B'rith 
and is a generous supporter of numerous 
institutions serving the American community 
without regard to race, creed or color. 

National Women's Comnaittee Chapters Now 
Number 79 In Cities Throughout Country 

(Continued from page 10) 


INDIANAPOLIS — Chapter members 
gathered in the home of Mrs. David Lurvey 
for a dessert luncheon with Mrs. Philip 
Meyers of Cincinnati, national vice-pres- 
ident, as principal speaker. She was pre- 
sented by Mrs. Charles F. Efroymson, Chap- 
ter president. The luncheon was arranged by 
Mrs. Philip Adler, Jr., life membership chair- 
man; Mrs. Myron Feiberg and Mrs. Lurvey, 


HAVERHILL — This chapter will be 
hostess for a Merrimack Valley regional 
meeting early next month. Speaker will be 
novelist Thomas L. Savage, Brandeis Eng- 
lish professor. 


DETROIT — This chapter celebrated its 
third anniversary at a garden luncheon at 
the home of Mrs. Edwin Rosenthal, Jr. 
Newly-installed officers are Mrs. Samuel S. 
Aaron, president ; Mrs. Leo Mellen, first vice- 
president ; Mrs. George Golanty, second vice- 
president; Mrs. Leon Wayburn, treasurer; 
Mrs. Lawrence Segar, assistant treasurer; 
Mrs. Harvey Gass, recording secretary; Mrs. 
James H. Wineman, corresponding secretary; 
Mrs. Norman Levey, financial secretary. 


KANSAS CITY — At the annual election 

meeting, Mrs. Clarence Kivett was named 
president; Mrs. Harold Mindlin, first vice- 
president; Mrs. Donald Galamba, second 
vice-president; Mrs. Herman Hershman, re- 
cording secretary; Mrs. David Dann, cor- 
responding secretary; Mrs. Chester Litman, 
financial secretary, and Mrs. Arthur Clasen, 
treasurer. Mrs. Barnett C. Helzberg, past 
president, was elected an honorary member 
of the board. 

New Yorii 

BUFFALO — Mrs. Michael M. Cohn, 
Chapter president, welcomed members and 
their guests at a festive affair in the West- 
wood Country Club. Mr. Berger was guest 
speaker. Program chairman was Mrs. Irving 


CLEVELAND — Inspired by the Creative 
Arts Festival, the Cleveland Chapter pre- 
sented its capsule version in the gardens of 
Mrs. A. D. Pelunis. Mrs. Alvin F. Mellman, 
Chapter president, presided and presented a 
report on the conference. Mrs. Harry J. 
Dworkin is Chapter program chairman. 

COLUMBUS — Annual summer meeting 
of this chapter was held in the garden of 
Mrs. Aaron Zacks. Mrs. Sam Wassernian 
headed the hostesses who included Mmes. 
Armand Abel, Robert Aronson, Sidney Berg. 
Harry Kollus, David Levison, Franz 
rich. Program chairman was Mrs. E. J. 




One of the biggest events on the 
Boston social calendar this year will 
be the fifth annual membership din- 
ner of Greater Boston Chapter, 
Brandeis Associates. 

The affair will be held December 
6 in the main ballroom of the Hotel 
Statler with U.S. Senator Alexander 
Wiley of Wisconsin as guest speaker. 

A member of the Senate Foreign 
Relations Committee and past chair- 
man of the Judiciary Committee, 
Senator Wiley is scheduled to make 
a major policy address. 

Chicagoan Creates 
Teaching Fellowship 

A David Borowitz Teaching Fellowship, 
named for the owner of the Bradley Manu- 
facturing Company of Chicago, III., has been 
established at Brandeis University. 

Mr. Borowitz has also endowed the Boro 
witz Scholarship Fund at Brandeis Uni- 

Sorority Renews Gift, 
Tiiird Straiglit Year 

The oldest and largest Jewish collegiate 
sorority in the country has just renewed its 
gift to Brandeis University for the third 
straight year. 

The Greater Chicago Alumnae Associa- 
tion of Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority has given 
a sum of money to be used for the benefit 
of the Psychology Library of the Graduate 
School of Brandeis University. 

Mrs. Philip Aries is president of the Asso- 
ciation. Mrs. Maurice Mandel was chairman 
of the committee which raised the funds. 
Others participating on the committee in- 
cluded Mrs. Edward Fuld, Mrs. Elmer 
Friedman and Mrs. Charles Stein. 

The first honorary degrees in Brandeis history were presented last June, at the 
L niversity s second commencement exercises. The three recipients were George 
Alpert, chairman of the. Brandeis board of trustees. Senator Paul H. Douglas 
of Illinois, and Dr. Louis Ginzberg, scholar and teacher. 

The citations follow: 

-GEORGE ALPERT, brilliant and re- 
sourceful lawyer whose talents have been 
generously and unstintingly applied to 
communal service; a 
leader in the great 
humanitarian relief 
campaigns of the 
past two decades 
which have been 
launched to succor 
the unfortunate and 
disinherited; identi- 
fied from the outset 
with the founding 
and the building of Brandeis University; 
president of the board of trustees of the 
University antedating its creation, whose 
tenacity and courage have seen the Univer- 
sity through its darkest pioneering days and 
have, in essence, given him the role of 
the Father of the University, and entitle 
him to its first honorary degree. The Hon- 
orary Degree of Doctor of Laws." 

George Alpert 

DOUGLAS, United 
Illinois, whose aca- 

Sen. Paul Douglas 

States Senator from 
demic career as an 
inspiring teacher of 
economics has been 
a springboard for 
endless services as 
a statesman : w ho 
strengthened the 
democratic faith of 
his people by resign- 
ing high office to en- 
list as a private in 

the Marine Corps, serving gallantly, and 
rising by demonstrated merit and courage 


Selected after screening more than a thou- 
sand applications for admission, Brandeis 
University's freshman class this fall num- 
bers the largest in its history. 

Total registration as the new academic 
year opens is 865, with 552 students living 
in the dormitories on campus. 

is Grnzhrrs 

in combat, to high military rank; whose 
conscientious and objective studies of un- 
employment, wages, housing, social securi- 
ty, and many other knotty national eco- 
nomic problems have made him an inval- 
uable public servant ; w hose vision has 
never been cribbed or cabined and confined 
by narrow political partisanship. The Hon- 
orary Degree of Doctor of Laws." 

•LOUIS GINZBERG, beloved scholar who 
combines the mellow wisdom of Jewish 
tradition with a mastery of the painfully 
amassed learning of 
the contemporary 
western world ; gift- 
ed author of seminal 
volumes which have 
brought new insights 
to whole eras of the 
past; frequently hon- 
ored by the most dis- 
tinguished centers of 
learning in the old 

and the new world; canying these honoi- 
with the grace and the modesty of the truly 
spiritually great. The Honorary Degree of 
Doctor of Humane Letters." 

Vocariiun Plionograpli 
Given By Association 

The alumnae of the first public grammar 
school for girls in the United States, the Han- 
cock School Association, has presented a 
Vocarium Phonograph to Brandeis Univer- 
sity for use in its Library. 

The gift was made in memory of Margaret 
Nichols Childs, late president of the Han- 
cock School Alumnae. Mrs. A. L. (Gertrude 
C. Mann) Laskey is present head. 

Appointed Assistant Director 

Recently appointed assistant director of 
admissions at Brandeis University is Philin 
J. Driscoll of Waltham, Mass. 

Mr. Driscoll, who was graduated from 
Amherst College and Harvard University, 
has served as a member of the faculties of 
the University of Notre Dame and Boston 
University, at which latter institution he was 
assistant professor of English. 



Washington, D. C. 

Benefactions approximating $26,000 were 
mnounced at a meeting of the Washington 
Chapter of the Associates, at which time 
ilso, 50 new annual members were enrolled 
ind 62 renewed. 

Sen. Herbert H. Lehman shared speaking 
iniicirs with Dr. Abram L. Sachar, University 

Among the gifts presented was a year's 
rhdlarship from Joseph Ottenstein. Garfield 
Ka^s and Alex Forman each gave four-year 

Associate life memliers enrolled at this 
iieeting included Senator Lehman, Paul 
jHimmelfarb and Cecil Kaufmann. 

Mr. Kaufmann and Ben Ourisman were co- 
liairmen, assisted by Charles Kaplan and 
Mr. Himnielfarb. 

' Sparking the organizational committee was 
\lr^. S. Norman Diamond who headed a 
ttuinen's telephone squad which worked un- 
tiringly to spur attendance. 

Dptroit. MU'h. 

Klaboratc plans are underway for a brunch- 
meeting to be sponsored by the Detroit Chap- 
ter of the Associates, in November. 

The committee in charge comprises the 
Chapter officers, Herbert Blumberg, presi- 
dent : George C. Golanty, Oscar C. Zemon. 
Frank J. Winton and Herbert A. Aronsson, 
working with Leonard N. Simons and Abe 

New Orleans. La. 

\i'w Orleans community leaders launched 
I ' liapter of the Brandeis Associates at a 
Jinncr-nieeting which drew a large and en- 
lliu-iaslir gathering to the Petroleum Club 
in that city. 

Guest of honor and principal speaker was 
Dr. Sachar. Heading the sponsoring commit- 
tee was Frank Friedler. assisted by a large 
committee of civic-minded workers. 

Outstanding service was contributed by 
Mrs. Leo Mervis, president of the local chap- 
ter of the National Women's Committee of 

Announcement was made of the presenta- 
tion of scholarships by B. M. Manheim and 
children, and by Mrs. J. Rittenberg. A partial 
scholarship was given by Seymour K. Weiss. 

Boston, Mass. 

First all-day outing of the Greater Boston 
(Chapter of Associates was held at the Pine- 
brook Country Club and its success has 
established it as an annual social function. 

Dr. Sachar and Benny Friedman, the Uni- 
versity's athletics director, addressed the 
gathering. Irving Schwartz, chairman, was 
assisted by Hyman Cohen, Arnold Cutler, 
Harold Sherman Goldberg, Edward Gold- 
stein, Lt. Col. B. L. Gorfinkle, Sidney L. 
Kaye, Leon Kowal, Dr. Max Ritvo and H. 
Leon .Sharmat. 

Toledo, Ohio 

A large turn-out which gathered for a 
dinner-meeting of the "foster alumni" in 
Toledo, Ohio, heard Dr. Max Lerner discuss 
the University's achievements and future 
plans. The speaker heads the Graduate School 
of Arts and Sciences. 

Chairman was Abe J. Levine, with Martin 
,1. Wiener, co-chairman. Committee members 
included Jerry L Baron, Alfred H. Billstein. 
Henry Bloch, Irwin Fruchtman, Isadore 
Frumkin, Marvin Kobacker, Arthur Pass, Irv 
Pollock, Max Romanoff, Ben Rubin, Mil- 
ton Starsky, Herman Wiener, and Harold 

Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Associates of Brandeis University in Pitts- 
burgh, Pa., held a dinner-meeting in the 
Webster Hall Hotel, addressed by Dr. Max 
Lerner and Benny Friedman. 

General chairman for the successful event 
was Max Rogal, whose co-chairmen were Cy 


Representing a membership of 6,000 with chapters active in 41 states, District 
l)f Cohimbia and Canada, the Brandeis University Associates held its third annual 
National Assembly on campus. 

Milton Kahn of Boston, national chairman, revealed in his annual report that a 
1^5 percent increase in iiiembership had been achieved since last year and that life 
:nenibership had doubled. Contributions for life memberships are $2,000 each, 

A complete revision in the operation of individual chapters was outlined and 
ivill be put into effect during the ensuing year. Each chapter will function as a 
leparate entity, planning report meetings on the progress of the University as well 
IS conducting membership work. 

Elected to the office of national secretary was Howard E. Wolfson of Chicago, 111. 

A luncheon-meeting in the attractive Usen Commons Room, addressed by Dr. 
\brain L, Sachar, University president, highlighted the Assembly. 

Meetings of Associates in cities throughout the country have spurred activities 
II liehalf of Brandeis University in recent months. With the fall, a new record in 
misy seasons is anticipated. 

Alfred Shapiro 

Annual Luncheon of 
Men's Apparel Group 
Draivs Record Oowd 

One hundred forty public-spirited citizens 

prominent in the Men's Apparel Industry 
gathered recently for luncheon at the Hotel 
Commodore. New York, in the interests of 
Brandeis University. 

The number dou- 
bled last year's figure, 
a tribute to the ac- 
tivity and organiza- 
tional talent of the 
r hairman, Alfred 
Shapiro, as well as 
his committee. 

A Fellows' certifi- 
cate was presented to 
Mr. Shapiro by Dr. 
Ludwig Lewisohn, Brandeis professor of 
comparative literature, who shared the 
speakers' platform with Benny Friedman, 
director of athletics. 

Scholarship gifts were announced from 
Jack Goldfarb and Harry Denner. Twenty- 
three new "foster alumni" were enrolled. 

Announcement was made also of Mr. 
Shapiro's enrollment as a life member. 

Among those assisting him on the luncheon 
committee were Irving Shampain, Leonard 
Resnick, Mr. Denner, Bert Bacharach, Victor 
Leon, Bill Berman and Sidney Benjamin. 

Mr. Shampain performed "yeoman's serv- 
ice" in helping to enlarge attendance. Others 
who rendered outstanding service included 
Harry Reimer, Ted Kruger and Shepard 

Alpern, Herman Fineberg, Samuel Goldberg, 
N. P. Kann, Stanley Kann, Leonard Krieger. 
Harry Soffer and Hon. Samuel A. Weiss. 

North Shore, Mass. 

The University's president was also honored 
at the third annual dinner-meeting of the 
North Shore Associates at the Kernwood 
Country Club, Salem, Mass. Harry Rerais, 
chairman of the Chapter, was in general 
charge of arrangements. 

Sullivan Connt>', Bf. Y. 

The Concord Hotel at Kiamesha Lake, New 
York, was the scene of a dinner-meeting of 
the Sullivan County Associates, with .Arthur 
Winarick, president of the resort, as host. 

Speaker for the occasion was Di-. Max 

Among those who assisted Mr. Winarick. 
chairman for this outstanding event, were 
Raymond Parker and Bernard Wiess, co- 



Augmenting a distinguished roster of men and women eminent in the arts and 
prominent in business and professional life. 16 additional Fellows of Brandeis 
University were appointed during the past academic year. Announcement of the 
appointments was made by George Alpert. chairman of the board of trustees. 

Knitwear, Sportswear 
Industry Adds 54 
To 'Foster Alumni' 

Fifty-four new members were added to 
Brandeis University's "foster alumni" in the 
Knitwear and Sportswear Industry at a din- 
ner sponsored recently in the Waldorf 
Astoria, New York City. 

Guest speaker for the occasion was George 
Alpert, chairman of the Brandeis board of 
trustees, who stressed the University's con- 
tributions to the field of higher education. 

Special gifts were announced from David 
and Julius Israel. Michael and Anna 
Lazarus, Dorothy Korby and Aaron Skop. 

Co-chairmen for the event were Julius 
Israel. Miss Francine Kaufman. Bill Reid. 
.\nna Rosenstock Lazarus. William Thomas 
and Mrs. ."Mbertine White. 

Outstanding work in behalf of the meet- 
ing was done by Mrs. White and Miss Kauf- 
man whose efforts contributed significantly 
to its success. 

Committee members included Bill 
Thomas, Arnold Saltzman, Elliot Turgen, 
Betty Vitale, Marion Murray. Helen Cahn, 
Robert Newman and Paul Sneider. 

Gov. McKeldin 

Senator Herbert H. Lehman of New York 
serves as honorary chairman of the Fellows. 
Chairman is Frank L. 
Weil, well known at- 
torney, also of New 

Fellows of Brandeis 
University now repre- 
sent 34 cities in 20 
states and Canada. 
First to be appointed 
a Fellow was Dr. Sel- 
man Waksman, noted 
microbiologist responsible for the discovery 
of streptomycin. 

Among the newly-appointed Fellows is the 
Hon, Theodore R. McKeldin. Governor of 
Maryland. Others honored with appointments 
as Fellows during the past academic year 
include the following: 

Abraham Feinberg, president of Hamil- 
ton Hosiery Mills, Inc.. New York City, 
and a national chairman of the Weizmann 
Instrtute; Jacob A. Goldfarb, president of 
Union Underwear Co., Inc.. New York City, 
"Fruit of the Loom," and a leader of the 
intergroup movement in the United States. 

J. M. Kaplan, president of the Welch 


Physical transformation of the Brandeis 
campus, completed and in progress, greeted 
returning students and testified to unrelent- 
ing construction work throughout the summer. 

Completed is the new $75,000 three-story 
wing to the Library, the cost of which has 
been assumed by the National Women's Com- 
mittee which is also providing equipment. 

The second floor of the new wing plus 
the old floor stacks now comprise reading 
area, enlarging seating capacity to more 
than 300. 

All the remaining area has been devoted 
to stack space with the exception of the 
lower floor which houses library administra- 
tive offices. Stack space has been increased to 
110,000 volumes. 

-Meyer Jaffe, chairman of the trustees' 
building committee, has announced that the 
new Student Union Building will be com- 
pleted this month. 

An ultra-modem brick and glass structure, 

the new student center will house a large 
dining room, spacious student lounge, and a 
recreation room which may be divided into 
offices for student organizations. The lounge 
will overlook a patio and circular pool in 
the Hamilton Quadrangle. 

Mr. Jaffe reports that the new $200,000 
women's dormitory, rising in Hamilton Quad- 
rangle, will be completed by mid-December. 

The new building, which will follow the 
modern functional lines of the other units 
in Hamilton Quadrangle, will house 36 rooms 
accommodating 81 women. 

Plans have been announced for the David 
Stoneman Infirmary which will be built 
through the generosity of Mrs. David Stone- 
man and children of Boston. It will contain 
14 beds, a doctors" suite and nurses" quarters. 

Other plans include construction of a ter- 
rarium by means of a gift in memory of 
the late Samuel J. Brown of Baltimore, given 
by his widow, Mrs. Samuel J. Brown. 

Grape Juice Co.. New \ ork City, and mem-] 
her of board of trustees. New School fori 
Social Research : Edward H. Kavinoky, out- 
standing attorney and communal leader of 
Buffalo, N. Y.: Philip M. Klutznick. of Park! 
Forest, III., former Housing Commissioner 
under President Truman and newly-elerted 
president of B"nai B"rith. 

Fredric R. Mann, founder of Robin Hood 
Dell in Philadephia, Pa., and president of 
the Seaboard Container Corp.. that city: 
William Mazer of Hudson Pulp & Paper 
Corp.. New York City, and national chair 
man of Muscular Dystrophy .Association. 

-Also, the following communal leaders: 
Harry L. Epstein of the Metropolitan Liq- 
uor Co., Milwaukee, Wise.; Frank H. Reit- 
man of Galsworthy Inc., Newark. N. J.: 
Jack Segall Resler, president of Hercules 
Trouser Co.. Columbus, 0.: .Alfred Shapiro 
of -Alfred of New York, New York City: 
David Tannenbaum, prominent attorney 
and Mayor of Beverly Hills; Philip F. 
Vineberg of Montreal. Canada, distinguished 
attorney and faculty member of McGill Uni- 
versity; Abraham Warshaw, president of 
-Atlantic Gummed Paper Corp., Brooklyn, 
N. Y., and Ben D. Zevin, president of The 
World Publishing Co., Cleveland, 0., and 
one of the leading figures in the American 
publishing industry. 

The Fellows, all of whom have manifested 
an active interest in the development of the 
University, have served as ambassadors of 
good will for the University in their indi- 
vidual spheres of influence. 


Rapidly expanding is the life member- 
ship roll of the National Women's Commit- 
tee of Brandeis University, under the 
direction of Mrs. Edward Rose of Boston, 
Mass.. national life membership chairman. 

Newest project has been the publication 
of a handsome life membership folder pre- 
senting succinctly the aims of the Women's 
Committee and with a cover highlighted by 
campus scenes. 

Life membership is $100 and at the pres- 
ent time there are 4,676 life members. 


iYRACVSE, IS. Y. . . First installment of an article in two parts titled "The Farewell 
n Medieval F'rench Poetry," by Dr. Jay W. Gossner, Brandeis instructor in romance and 
■lassical languages, was published in a recent issue of Symposium, journal devoted to 
nodern foreign languages and literatures. The second installment will appear in the 
November issue .... WILMl!\GT01S, DEL. . . The tale Milton Kutz. retired DuPonl 
Company executive, who provided in his will for charitable bequests totaling almost $200,000 
ind jor the establishment of an educational foundation to be administered on an inter- 
lenominational basis, made a specific bequest to Brandeis Univer.'^ity. together with other 

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. . . Many new members joined Brandeis University's 
i'foster alnmni"' al a cocktail party sponsored in the interests of the University by 
Pi Tau Pi Fraternity with Kurt Schweitzer as chairman, a.ssisted by Charles 
Flexner and Ed Hoffman. Norman Hirschfield, loastmaster. introduced Dr. .Abram 
L. Sachar, University president, who addressed the group. Enrolled as a life mem- 
ber was S. N. Goldman. Outstanding services in assisting the committee were 
aerformed by Mrs. I. J. Lappin. 

rAlSGLEfT OOD, M.4SS. . . "Notturno," composed by Brandeis Professor Irving G. Fine 
va.'; conducted by him at a concert in the famed Music Shed. Mr. Fine was a member of 
he Berkshire Music Center faculty. Elliot Silverstein, Brandeis instructor in the theatre 
irts, did a dramatic narration with orchestra of a chapter from "Moby Dick." He also was 
tage director for the Wellesley Theatre-on-the-Green. 

iPRINGFIELD, MASS. . . A Royal Haggadah teas given to the University Library 
"ty Mrs. Edward Schaffer of this city, past president of the Springfield Chapter 
>/ the ISational Women^s Committee. The first of this edition illustrated by Szyk, 
yf tvhich only 125 were printed in 1939, was presented to King George VI. Most 
valuable volume in the Brandeis Library, the Royal Haggadah is the first item 
n an anticipated collection of rare and precious Hebraica .... BLOOMIISGTOIS, 
'1\D. . . Brandeis Professor Wolf Leslau was a member of the summer session faculty of 
he Linguistic Institute sponsored by the Linguistic Society of America and Indiana 

{CHICAGO, ILL. . . Dr. Henry Popkin, Brandeis instructor in English, has been invited 
o read a paper on contemporary verse drama at the convention of the Modern Language 

\~-iKiation to be Iiehj 


re in December. 

iCAMBRIDGE, MASS. . . Brandeis President Abram L. Sachar was a keynote 
jipeaker at Harvard Summer School's annual Conference on Educational .Admin- 
stration held in cooperation with the American Council on Education. Other 
speakers included .Arthur S. Adams, president of the American Council on Educa- 
ion and former president of the University of New Hampshire; Dr. Herold C. 
Sunt, general superintendent of schools in Chicago who recently was appointed 
"harles William Eliot Professor of Education at Harvard, and Palmer Hoyt, 
;ditor of the Denver Post. 

STAMFORD, COISIS. . . "Goethe and World Literature: The German Tradition" was the 
'ubject of a talk by Dr. Harry Zohn of Brandeis' German department at the first annual 
Friendship Week sponsored by the American-European Friendship Association at the 
■toosevelt School. M. Henri Bonnet, Ambassador of France, was an honorary chairman. 

Perfume, Cosmetic and 
Drug Leaders Gather in 
Behalf of Brandeis 

Leading figures in the Perfume, Cosmetic 
and Drug Industry gathered for a festive 
dinner-dance at the Waldorf Astoria, New 
York City, in behalf of Brandeis University. 

Dr. Abram L. Sachar, University pres- 
ident, addressed the meeting which was 
highlighted by presentation of Fellows' cer- 
tificates to Samuel Rubin and Jack I. Poses. 

Among those who assisted Messrs. Rubin 
and Poses, co-chairmen for the meeting, 
were Lewis G. Bernstein, Oscar Kolin. 
Joseph L. Mailman, Richard Salomon, 
Herbert F. Storfer and Herbert Brandt. 

Handsome invitations, programs and favors 
for the affair were designed by Amelia 
Bassin and Ira Schwartz. 

Livingston Fellowship 
To Further Research 
Established by ADL 

A Sigmund Livingston Fellowship, which 
will further a research project already in 
progress at Brandeis University, has been 
established by the Anti-Defamation League 
of B'nai B'rith. 

The project, under the supervision of 
Laurence Fuchs, political science instructor, 
is an attempt to determine why voters cast 
their ballots as they do. 

More than 300 interviews have already 
been obtained, with Brandeis undergrad- 
uates serving as interviewers. 

Sigmund Livingston, late philanthropist of 
Bloomington, 111., founded the Anti-Defama- 
tion League of B'nai B'rith 40 years ago. 

New Teaching Fellowship 
Named for Aaron Settle 

Enabling talented graduate students to 
complete their higher education and, at the 
same time, strengthening the faculty of the 
School of Creative Arts, a new Brandeis 
University fellowship has been established 
in the field of music. 

Known as the Aaron Settle Teaching 
Fellowship, it honors Mr. Settle of Smith 
and Settle, Chicago food brokers. It was 
established by Milton and Charles Horwitz 
of Silver Skillet Foods of Chicago, 111., and 
Harry Pearlman of the National Paper Cor- 
poration of Pennsylvania, manufacturers of 
Swanee Paper Products. 





Gus Ranis, '52. newly-elected president of 
the Alumni Association of Brandeis Univer- 
sity, traveled to Washington, D. C, recently 
to attend the American Alumni Council Con- 

Other officers on the new Brandeis Alumni 
Association state are ■'\be Heller, '53. vice- 
president: Theresa Danley, '53, secretary, 
and Jack Barber, '52. treasurer. 

Happily settled at Vassar College, 
which awarded her its Helen Gates 
Putnam Fellowship, is Adele Segal, '53, 
who is leaching and doing research in 

A three-man committee has been formed 
to act as liaison between the Alumni Associa- 
tion and the University president. It com- 
prises Marshall Sterman, '53, Abe Heller, 
'53, and Paul Levenson, '52. who will meet 
with Dr. Abram L. Sachar during the school 
year to discuss Alumni policy. 

Deluged with applications for admission. 
Registrar C. Ruggles Smith was nonetheless 
startled when he received recently an ap- 
plication for the freshman class of Septem- 
ber. 1969! 

/( was submitted in the name of Toni A. 
Robblee, daughter of the William W. Rob- 
blees. Toni was born last May 28 just before 
her mother (nee Lois Spiro) was graduated 
with the Class of '53. 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

Claire Tickner, '52, is doing tubercu- 
losis research as a laboratory assistant 
in experimental pathology at the Phipps 
Institute of the University of Pennsyl- 

Continuing his biochemistry studies at 
New York University's Bellevue Medical 
Center is Eugene L. Saklad. '52. who dur- 
ing the summer was associated with the 
Surgical Research Department of New York 

Brandeis globe-trotters who toured Europe 
during the summer include Robert Shapiro. 
'52 . . . Barbara Levine. '53. 

Alice Kraus, '53, who has entered Yale 
School of Drama, was stage manager 
and production assistant at Wellesley 
Theatre-on-lhe-Green, the past summer. 



A teaching-research fund with particular 
emphasis on physiological studies has been 
established at Brandeis University by Dr. 
Julius M. Rogoff of Rowayton. Conn. 

Professor emeritus of endocrinology at the 

Scholarship Fund Is 
Created In Memory 
Oi Bertha Blotner 

A $15,000 gift to establish a Brandeis 
University scholarship fund dedicated to the 
memory of Bertha Blotner of Asbury Park, 
N. J., has been presented by her family. 

Plans are to augment the fund from time 
to time and. ultimately, it will be used to 
erect a memorial building which will help 
serve the needs of the University while per- 
Iietuating the name of Bertha Blotner. 

In awarding scholarships from the fund 
initial preference will be given to gifted 
or needy students who have graduated from 
Asbnry Park High School. 

The Blotner family is well known in ."Vsbury 
Park where Joseph Blotner has resided and 
gained prominence as a merchant for 35 
years. Daughters are Mrs. H. J. Silver of 
Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. M. J. Baumwell of 
Jamaica, N. Y. 

Community leaders of Asbury Park and 
friends of the late Mrs. Blotner gathered 
for a memorial luncheon in that city, at 
which time announcement of the scholarship 
fund was made. Emanuel M. Gilbert, Bran- 
deis director of public affairs, conveyed the 
University's greetings. 

Max Adier Scholarship 
To Aid Music Students 

A long-standing interest in and apprecia- 
tion for music, which was an integral part of 
the life of Max Adler, has been fittingly 
memorialized by establishment of an annual 
scholarship favoring talented Brandeis Uni- 
versity students who major in music. 

The annual Max Adler Memorial Scholar- 
ship has been established by the Max and 
Sophie R. Adler Fund in memory of Mr. 
Adler by his wife. Mrs. Max Adler of Bev- 
erly Hills, Calif., and their children. 

The latter include Mr. and Mrs. Leonard 
M. Sperry of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mr. and 
Mrs. Bernard L. Mayers of Beverly Hills: 
Cyrus M. Adler, also of Beverly Hills, and 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Adler of Highland 
Park. 111. 

University of Pittsburgh and director Ml 
the Medical Research Laboratory of tbel 
G. N. Stewart Memorial Fund, Dr. RogoffI 
discovered the life-sustaining hormone of! 
the adrenal gland 
(cortex), "interrena- 
lin." and evolved the 
most successful treat- 
ment for Addison's 
disease by adminis- 
tration of interrena- 

The Rogoff Foun- 
dation grants. be- 
ginning with $50,000, 

announced Brandeis President Abram L. 
Sachar, will be utilized to strengthen biol- 
ogy offerings at the University, with special 
reference to physiology. They will be used 
for both teaching and research and also 
for laboratory development. 

Varsity Athletic Schedules 




University of Bridgeport 




Northeastern (HomecamfngJ 




Boston University 




Wayne University 




University of Mass. 




Springfield College 




New Haven St. Tchers. Coll. 





Gorham Teachers 












Boston University 




Boston College 




St. Michael's 








Belmont Abbey 




Miami University 








Belmont Abbey 
















Brooklyn College 




Rider College 








(opponent to be namedj 












Amer. International 




St. Anselm's 




Wayne University 




Boston College 




Enrolled at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, where he is furthering 
his music studies, is Malcolm A. Sibulkin, '53, who was awarded a Fulbright scholar- 
ship for a year's study in Europe .... 

"La Corne du Grand Pardon" (The Horn of the Great Atonement) is the title 
of the latest book by Dr. Claude A. S. Vigee, Brandeis associate professor of romance 
languages and literature. Dr. Vigee has been named to review new French books for 
Renascence, scholarly American Catholic magazine .... 

Brandeis University was on exhibit in photographs at the Berlin Trade Fair in 
Germany, last month, when American ways of life were demonstrated to give Berliners 
"an object lesson in democracy." The United States exhibit was sponsored by the 
State Department .... 

Simultaneous election to the boards of three psychological societies was the 
honor recently accorded Prof. A. H. Maslow, chairman of the Brandeis Graduate 
Committee in Psychology and now a director of the Massachusetts Psychological 
Association, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the American 
Psychological Association. "Love in Healthy People" is the title of a section by Dr. 
Maslow contained in a new book edited by Ashley Montagu on "The Meaning of 
Love" .... 

Max Perlitsh, '52, and Dr. Albert Kelner of the Brandeis biology department, 
are co-authors of an article featured in a recent issue of Science magazine. Its subject: 
"Reduction by Reactivating Light of the Frequency of Phenocopies Induced by Ultra- 
violet Light in Drosophila melanogaster" .... 

A stirring climax to the Koussevitzky memorial concert which was a part of the 
Boston Symphony Orchestra's Berkshire Festival was presentation of the Medal of the 
Bruckner Society of America to Conductor Leonard Bernstein, Brandeis professor of 
music. The Society is dedicated to the propagation of music by Anton Bruckner and 
Gustav Mahler. 




Entered as Second Clats Matter ot 
the Post Office at Boston, Mass. 

Brandeis National Organization Heads 
Pledge Continued Loyalty And Effort 

With the opening of Brandeis University's sixth academic year, its four national associations 
face a year which promises to be one of the busiest, most event-filled in Brandeis annals. 
Enthusiastically facing this prospect, the association heads have pledged continued 
loyalty and redoubled efforts by their organizations in behalf of the University. 


National President. 

The National Women's Committee 

"Our efforts will be dedicated to meeting suc- 
cessfully our increased financial commilnients; 
to sustaining the interest and enthusiasm of our 
40.000 niciiihers; to maintaining the high stand- 
ards of organizational techniques and educa- 
tional activities of our 79 chapters through the 
newly-created Chapter Service Committee: and to 
bringing the story of Brandeis and the im- 
portant role of the Women's Committee to new 
communities, with the ultimate establishment of 
many new Women's Committee chapters." 


National Chairman. 

Brandeis University Associates 

"The Associates have grown from a handful to 
more than 6,000 in the past five years ... a 
growth paralleling the amazing development of 
the University. We look forward to a continued 
expansion of the Associates movement so that 
we may continue to assist Brandeis to attain its 
position of deserved pre-eminence in the world 
of higher education. As the University's 'foster 
alumni,' we are dedicated to helping our Uni- 
versity progress by providing a major portion of 
its current operating needs." 


Brandeis University 
Athletic Association 

"As we look back to our humble beginnings only 
a few short years ago, we in the Athletic Associa- 
tion feel a tremendous pride at what Brandeis 
University has accomplished athletically. Bran- 
deis learns now compete on equal footing with 
those of other fine colleges and universities. 
Brandeis athletic facilities are on a par with tin- 
finest. The Athletic Association will intensify its 
efforts to assist both the athletics program and 
the University's total program to continue its 




Friends o( the 

School of the Creative Arts 

"The creative arts program at the University is 
one which has brought to Brandeis a measure of 
national recognition which is a source of pride 
in academic circles. We of the Friends of the 
Creative Arts are proud of our role in helping 
to make this possible and we look forward to 
even greater achievements. Our efforts will be 
heightened so that we may grow, continually 
adding our strength and support to the program 
of the Scliool of the Creative Arts of Brandeis 



February 195 


The Board of Trustees 

George Alpert, Chairman 
Joseph F. Ford, Treasurer 
Norman S. Rabb, Secretary 
James J. Axei.rod 
Abraham Feinberc 
Meyer Jaffe 
Jack M. Kaplan 
Dudley Kimball 
Jessie Kramer 
Adele Rosenwald Levy 


William Mazer 
Joseph M. Proskauer 
Israel Rogosin 
Eleanor Roosevelt 
Jacob Shapiro 
Morris S. Shapiro 

President of the University 
Dr. Abram L. Sachar 

Fellows of the University 

Hon. Herbert H. Lehman, 
Honorary Chairman 

Frank L. Weil, 

Mrs. Louis L Kramer 


National IT omen's Committee 

Milton Kahn 
National Chairman, 
Brandeis Associates 

Joseph Linsey 


Brandeis Athletic Association 

Daniel Weisberc 


Friends of the School of Creative 

Gustav Ranis, '52 


Alumni Association 



Graduate Srhool Inauguration 

A Seal of Uistini'tion 

Itrnndeisi Portraits 

IVews of the I'niversltv 


The Lighter Side 




iimide back cover 

outHidc back cover 

On The Cover . . . 

Runner-up in the nationwide contest for American Campus Queen 
was Barbara Miller, '57, of Newark, N. J., whom our camera has 
caught at the entrance of the new Student Center. The contest was 
held in New York City where the Brandeis coed competed against 
girls from colleges and universities throughout the country. 
Rating was on the basis of beauty, intelligence and poise. 

office of public AFFAIRS 
Emanuel M. Gilbert, Director 

Editor: Nanette II. Bernstein 

Campus photos by Ralph Nornian 

VOL. ill. No. 3 FEBRUARY, 1954 

Brandeis University Bulletin, published five times a year (once in August, 
October. February, March and May) at Brandeis University, ^ althani 54, 
Mass. Entered as second class matter at the Post Office at Boston, Mass. 

rocessional figures included (I. to r.) Brandeis Trustees Abraham Feinberg, 
Villiam Mazer, Mrs. Jessie Kramer, James Axelrod, Norman Rabb, Joseph 
'ord and Morris S. Shapiro, and Brandeis Registrar C. Ruggles Smith. 



' registration desk is Dr. A. Chester Hanford, 
vd professor of government and former dean 

y yard College. 


HE COLORFUL TAPESTRY of academic procession inherited 
from medieval custom was once again unfolded — and in a 
setting as modern as tomorrow — when Brandeis University 
formally inaugurated its Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. 

Dignified and impressive was the ])arade of capped-and- 
gowned delegates from 17H colleges, universities, and learned 
societies, marching into the Shapiro Athletic Center, down the 
aisle between the spectators, and onto the ])latforni where seats 
of honor waited. 

Contrasting with the delegates" measured tread and solemn 
mien were the gay colors boldly stroked against their sombre 
black gowns. Purple, scarlet and other brilliant hues flashed 
from hoods, stoles and sleeves to denote institutions re])resented 
and academic degrees attained. 

They marched according to tradition, in the order of the 
founding dates of their institutions. Headitig the procession was 
Dean Francis M. Rogers of Harvard (founded in 1636) and last 
was St. Claire Drake. Esq.. of Chicago's Roosevelt College (1945). 

rljMLXENT SCIENTISTS in the procession included Dr. Kirtley 
F. Mather, rejiresenting the American Association for the Ad- 
vancement of Science, and Dr. Harlow Shapley, delegate of both 
the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American 
Philosophical Society. 

The widely-esteemed Right Reverend Monsignor John L 
McNultv was the delegate of Selon Hall University. Dr. J. 

w:^ — ^ 

Fellows of Brandeis University porfici* 
poting in the exercises included (I. to r.) 
Philip M. Meyers, Cincinnati, Ohio; 
Herman Wiener, Toledo, Ohio, and 
Edward Kavinoky, Buffalo, N. Y. 



Women's Commillee officers (I. to r.) 
Mrs. Irving Abroms, notional honorary 
director; Mrs. Harry L. Michaels, national 
honorary vice-president; Mrs. Abraham 
Baker, Boston Chapter president; ond 
Mrs. Louis I. Kramer, notional president. 

Wendell Yeo. vice-president of Boston University, represented 
both that University and the Association of Urban Universities. 

Walter H. Bieringer, prominent Boston civic leader and a 
member of the Board of Trustees of Howard University, repre- 
sented that famed Negro institution. Dr. Harry A. Wolfson. 
well-known Harvard professor, was delegate of the Medieval 
Academy of America. Dr. A. Chester Hanford. Harvard professor 
of government and former dean of Harvard College, represented 
the American Political Science Association. 

Massachusetts Commissioner of Education John J. Desmond, 
Jr., who participated in the ceremonies officiallv opening Brandeis 
University in 1948, was also a member of this procession. 

The University of the State of New York, one of the earliest 
official accrediting agents to unconditionally recognize Brandeis 
University, was represented by Miss Margaret Kelly. 

X RINCIPAL SPEAKER for this historic event, celebrating 
six-year-old Brandeis University's first graduate school, was the 
president of a distinguished neighboring university — Dr. James 
R. Killian. Jr., of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

He stressed the role played by scholars and universities in 
the struggle against communism and declared the "impact of the 
cold war has made it necessary to mobilize our scholarly re- 
sources." University research centers, he disclosed, have been 
"called upon by the nation to help and have been making sig- 
nificant contributions." 

Greetings of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts were 
brought by Governor (Christian A. Herter, who declared: 

■"Although Massachusetts is the birthplace of many of the 
oldest and finest educational institutions in the United States, it 
has quickly welcomed a twentieth century infant, the newly- 
founded, outstanding Brandeis University, into its midst as a 
mature and significant center of higher learning. The growth 
and achievements of Brandeis University in such a short time 
have been astounding, and the inauguration of a graduate school 
of arts and sciences indicates that the pace is accelerating. 

"Justice Louis D. Brandeis left many footprints on time's 
sands but none more suitable and constructive than the institu- 
tion at \\ altham. Brandeis' sense of justice, duty, and compelling 
high accomplishment continues to breathe here," the Governor 

l^OLORFULLY GOWNED in black with scarlet, President Sachar 
revealed to the audience of 1500 that the present four areas of 
llie Graduate School will next year be supplemented with two 
more areas, in the fields of American and English Literature and 
ill the History of Ideas. Chairmen will be Dr. James V. Cunning- 
ham and Dr. Frank E. Manuel, respectively. 

"It is not the plan of Brandeis University to branch out into 
exery area in graduate studies," Dr. Sachar explained. "The plan 
i^ to select a limited number, perhaps 10 or 12, upon which there 
\ull be concentration. 

"No school can be unique in everything that it attempts," 
he continued. "It must be competent and thorough. But there 
I must be a choice of areas where special talents may create un- 
' usual op|)ortunities for service and this will be the guiding 
|irinciple at the University in the graduate schools that are 
j established." 

Disclosing that "the whole program of professional schools 
is now under study," Dr. Sachar told the audience: 

"Ultimately, the University will launch professional schools 

in the areas which are to be expected of a quality university. 

\ii order of ]iriority has yet been set. It is certain, however, that 

whatever is launched will come about only if there is the firmest 

assurance of stability and quality." 

VJthkk i'\kticipants in the inaugural exercises included 
(leorge Alperl, chairman of the Brandeis University Board of 
Trustees; Dr. Max Lerner, chairman of the Graduate School; 
Kabbi Roland B. Gittelsohn of Temple Israel, who gave the 
inxocation; Dr. Herbert Gezork. president of Andover-Newton 
Theological Seminary, who pronounced the benediction, and the 
liiandeis University-Waltham Community Chorus under the di- 
Kction of Alfred Nash Patterson. 

The newly-completed Student Center — where but a few 
i hours before, workmen had been busily putting the finishing 
liiuches — was the scene for a rece|)tion and dinner to welcome 
I lie honored guests. 

Chairmen of Brandeis I niversity's present graduate areas 
are Dr. Saul Cohen, chemistry; Prof. Irving Eine, musical com- 
[losition; Dr. Simon Rawidowicz, Near Eastern and Judaic 
>luflies, and Dr. Abraham Maslow, psychology. 


Symposium speakers were (I. to r.) 
Prof. Roger H. Sessions, Princeton; Dr. 
Wolfgang Kohler, Swarthmore; Dr. Max 
Lerner, moderator; Dr. Samuel A. Goud- 
smit, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 
and Prof. Harry T. Levin, Harvard. 

Snow heaped against ttie glass wall 
of the new Student Center added to 
coziness of dinner served inside. 

imunity leaders who served 
Marshal's Aides (I. to r., 
row) Leo Wossermon, Her- 
' Lee, Max Chernis, Herman 
shbow, Sidney L. Koye, Har- 

S. Goldberg, George 
piro, Charles Lobowitz, Sam 
tman, Jacob Shoul, and 
ver B. Daniels; (middle row) 
ben Gryzmish, Dr. Harold 
!ohen, Mark Linenthal, Dr. 

Ritvo, Nathan Brezner, 
ey Hirsh, Harry Remis, and 
ly Nordwind; {back row) 
price Sovol, Abrom Salter, 

Robert Talcov, Albert 
chsler, Matthew Brown, and 
ben Epstein. 

A Seal of 

Dr. Nils Y. Wessell, eighth president of Tufts College, 
recently was principal speaker at the annual meeting of the 
Boston Chapter of Brandeis University Associates. First 
public announcement of the fact that Brandeis had been 
accredited by the New England Association of Colleges and 
Secondary Schools was made by Dr. Wessell at this time, 
electrifying the audience of more than 1,000 who had 
gathered for the meeting. Following are excerpts from 
Dr. Wessell's remarks. 


REALIZE that 1 am here primarily as a symbol 
of the New England Association of Colleges and Secondary 
Schools. In that role permit me to say that the membership 
in the New England Association conferred ... on Brandeis 
Liniversity is an acknowledgment of the tremendous strides 
the University has made to this day as well as an expression 
of confidence in the future which lies ahead of it. 

Membership in the New England Association is not 
lightly bestowed. Standards of admission are high and coyer 
every area of an institution's operations. Over the years 
many more institutions have been denied membership than 
have been awarded membership. Membership is a seal of 
distinction earned only through conscientious effort and 
high ideals . . . 

As president of Tufts College I come from an institution 
which has watched with interest and pride the growth of 
Brandeis University. I find great personal pleasure in the 
historical accident which permits a member of the adminis- 
tration of Tufts College to be the herald of good tidings to 
Brandeis University. 


Reasons even more personal for my pleasure in bein; 
with you tonight stem from the high regard I have for & 
many of the men whose responsibility is the administratioi 
and the growth of Brandeis. The development of the insti' 
tution in the few short years since its establishment i. 
remarkable. But even more impressive to me is the moral 
of all those connected with the university and 1 include thil 
Brandeis University Associates as well as the students: 
faculty, trustees, and alumni. These statements are no 
intended to be casual and trite, nor said because they an 
what I am expected to say. They are made with the deepes 
sincerit\ I ha\e at my command. 

The achievements made at Brandeis University in its 
short history represent a phenomenon deserving of a special 
chapter in the history of mid-twentieth century American 
higher education. The support which this institution has' 
been given and is being given suggests that you who are 
present tonight do have a full appreciation of the mirarje? 
that have been accomplished . . . 

I hope . . . that Brandeis University will continue tu 
be a prophet with honor in its own community. I know of 
no instance in American higher education in which an educa- 
tional need was so clearly recognized and so effectively 
answered. Brandeis University is fully deserving of the 
crucial support it has received. The growth and development 
of Brandeis L niversity in the future will in no wise be 
unrelated to the extent to which you who are in this audience 
identify yourselves with the university. 

. . . The granting of membership to Brandeis 1_ niversity 
in the New England Association of Colleges and Secondary 
Schools, the highest recognition wliich can be conferred by 

3tei' educatiunal institutions in this area, is not soinethinj; 

tended to dim \our ambition or to decrease the challenge. 

you accept it as such. \vu will nio\e backward by virtue of 
ving to stand still ... 1 know of no institution of higher 
lucation in New England whose future strength depends 
ore on the support of the general communitv in which it 
ids itself than is the case with the University we are honor- 
g tonight . . . 

Higher education, particularh private higher education, 
free enterprise in its purest form. The strength of contem- 
rarv higher education is the direct product of an apprecia- 
on of this fact bv previous 

. . . This is a time and an age when men's ideals and 
simple qualities of character will do more to weigh the bal- 
ance of our future than will the test tube. . . . Our side must 
still have the better bomb and the more nianeuverable plane. 
1 am simply . . . reminding you that there are other things 
of equal and of greater importance than research and service. 
The symbol of these greater things is the university and 
within the university they find clearest expression in what 
we call the humanities. 

And the humanities are not simply the departments we 
ordinarily list under this heading: Greek. Latin, history. 

literature, and foreign lan- 

nerations. But Brandeis, by 
irtue of its youth possesses 

) such previous generations, 
■et toda\' support for all insti- 
itions of higher education. 

ung or old. must come from 

ever broadening segment of 
le community. Such support 

not simply a social obliga- 

11. It is not simply altruism. 

is much more than either of 
lese. It is enlightened self- 
iterest . . . 

-k -k -k -k 

It would be difficult to 
nd in America or in an\ 
ountry in the world any other 
rea of human endeavor which 
enerates so much income in 
^ilt. which assists so many in 
nproving their own economic 

elfare, and in which the officials and staff retain so little 
ar themselves. 

Further evidence of the intimate relation between the 
miversity and coniniunity is found in the research activities 
f institutions of higher education. These activities speak 
or themselves . . . 

Other types of activities, apart from scientific research, 
ilso bespeak the close alliance between colleges and univer- 
lities on the one hand and tiie broad c(imiiuinit\ on the other 
land. These acti\ities can perhaps best be described as 
omniunity services and are represented b\ fields such as 
ociologv and education . . . 

"Accredited; Officially vouched for or guaranteed as con- 
forming to a prescribed or desirable standard." — Webster. 

Accreditation by the New England Association of Colleges 
and Secondary Schools is granted in the form of election to 
membership in this body which has regional counterparts in 
other sections of the country. 

Membership signifies compliance with all requirements as set 
forth by the Association in order to uphold superior standards 
which are recognized throughout the nation. 

An initial requirement — before consideration con be ac- 
corded all other requirements —~ is that the college must have 
graduated two classes. Accreditation of Brandeis University, 
coming as it does after six years, signifies that within the 
shortest possible time this University has been granted full 
recognition and acceptance into the "fraternity of higher 

• •••••••••••■*.-*■!*.■*■ 

guages. The humanities repre- 
sent a way of life and in this 
age of decision the fortress we 
are preparing to defend. But 
the defense must be more than 
planes and radar and destruc- 
tive bombs. It must be in the 
realm of the spirit . . . 

Through the university 
which concerns itself with all 
these things, with the expan- 
sion of man's scientific hori- 
zons, with services to the com- 
munity, and with spiritual and 
moral values, will come a 
steady stream of men and 
women who will become in- 
evitably the future leaders. . . . 
This is a university's most 
important function, its chief 
purpose, and its greatest pride. 

These are the things that Brandeis University has done 
and can do. Its responsibilities and opportunities will increase 
geometrically with the passing years. I charge those of you 
responsible for its future to ponder daily the obligation that is 
yours. Richly though you deserve full support on the basis of 
your achievements to date, that support is not something that 
can be stored away. It must be earned anew in each academic 
generation, in full faith that the leaders of Brandeis Univer- 
sity possess this vision of greatness and opportunit). 1 wel- 
come them into membership in the New England Association 
of Colleges and Secondary Schools. It is in the realm of vision 
and in things of the spirit that greatness conies. 


T THE FOREFRONT of nuclear physics pioneers responsible for the 
development of the atomic bomb is Dr. Leo Szilard, visiting professor at 
Brandeis, who is distiiifiiiished also for his efforts to guide the world to a new 
type of international thinking in the Atomic Age. 

"oOME RECENT WORK by E. Fermi and L. Szilard. which has been com- 
jnunicated to me in manuscript," wrote Albert Einstein to President Roosevelt, 
in 1939. "leads me to expect that the element uranium may be turned into a 
new and important source of energy in the immediate future. 

"Certain aspects of the situation which have arisen." the letter continued, 
"seeni to call for watchfulness and. if necessary, quick action on the part of 
the Administration. I believe therefore that it is my duty to bring to your 
attention the following facts and recommendation. 

"In the course of the last four months it has been made probable through 
the work of Joliot in France as well as Fermi and Szilard in America that it 
may become possible to set up a nuclear chain reaction in a large mass of 
uranium by which . . ." 

\ J. HIS WAS THE LETTER which set into motion events culminating six • 
years later in the detonation of the first atom bomb over Hiroshima. 

The Szilard memoranda were used as the basis of discussion when the 
Advisory Committee on Uranium, appointed by Roosevelt, met for the first 
time, on October 21, 1939. In direct charge of the first contract, which was 
let to Columbia University, were Fermi and Szilard. 

Later, the group transferred to the University of Chicago. It was here, 
.)ri December 2, 1942, that the first chain reaction was obtained from the first 
■'|ilutonium pile." 

Actually, atomic energy was given birth in 1939, in a single experi- 

■"Everything was ready," recounted Dr. Szilard. "All we had to do was to 
lean back, turn a switch, and watch the screen of a television tube. If flashes 
I if light appeared on the screen, it would mean that neutrons were emitted in 
I lie fission of uranium, and that in turn would mean that the liberation of 
atomic energy was possible in our lifetime. 

'"We turned the switch, we saw the flashes, we watched them for about 
It'll minutes — and then we switched everything off and went home. That 
night I knew that the world was headed for sorrow." 

A NATIVE of Budapest, Hungary, Szilard attended the Budapest Institute 
(if Technologv and the Technische Hochschule at Berlin-Charlottenburg. Sub- 
sequently, he transferred to the University of Berlin where he received his 
.loctoratein 1922. 

He did not begin his work in nuclear physics until 1934 when, as a 
refugee from Germany, Dr. Szilard worked as a guest at the Medical College 
of St. Bartholomew s Hospital in London. There, he and a colleague dis- 
( civered a new principle of isotopic separation of artificial radioactive elements. 

From London he moved to the Clarendon Laboratory of Oxford Univer- 
sity. While there, he frequently visited the United States and, after Munich, 
decided to remain here permanently. 

"1 FIRST ARRIVED in New York on December 30, 1931," relates Dr. 
Szilard. "As the boat approached the harbor, I stood on deck watching the 
skyline of New York. It seemed unreal and I asked myself, 'Is this here to 
stay? Is it likely that it will still be here a hundred years from now?' 

"Somehow, I had a strong conviction that it wouldn't be there. 'What 
could possibly make it disappear?' I asked myself . . . and found no answer. 
And yet, the feeling persisted that it was not here to stay. 

"Today, of course." says Szilard. '"it is not too difficult to think of things 
lliat will make it disappear . . ." 

Early a leader and vigorous spokesman for the necessity to eliminate 
atomic bombs from national armaments, Szilard together with Einstein and 
eight other atomic scientists, in 1946, formed the Emergency Committee of 
Atomic Scientists to help arouse the world to the fact that the unleashed power 
of the atom threatens unparalleled catastrophe unless mankind solves the 
problem posed by the atomic bomb. 

vJn leave from the Institute of Radiobiology and Biophysics at the 
University of Chicago. Dr. Szilard joined the Brandeis faculty last fall to assist 
in developing the expanding science program on both the graduate and under- 
graduate levels. 

He is conducting a seminar course in the "Frontiers of Science" for 
advanced students in Brandeis University's newly-opened Graduate School of 
Arts and Sciences. 






The arrival of Dr. Hans H. Ger+h, visiting 
professor occupying the Mortimer and Florence 
Sryzmish Chair of Human Relations, gives 
Brandeis students the opportunity to study 
under another eminent scholar. 

One of the great authorities in sociology, 
Dr. Gerth has been a member of the faculties 
of Harvard and the Universities of Illinois and 
Wisconsin. His many works include "Character 
and Social Structure" published last year. 


Brandeis University has been signally honored by presentation of a gift of 
one-half million dollars by the Charles Hayden Foundation — the largest single gift 
in the history of American Jewish philanthropy from a non-Jewish source. 

./. iUUur.l Ilin.Irn 

The contribution, according to J. \Villanl 
Hayden of Lexington, Mass., president of tlie 
Hayden Foniulation. is to be matched by an 
amount raised from 
iitlier sources to cover 
tlie cost of a new 
science building and 
■"ec|uipment to assist 
you in carrying out 
tlie wonderful work 
that you are doing." 

The gift is in keep- 
ing with the pattern 
of i)hiIanthropy set up 
by the Hayden Foundation, in which one-half 
the total is provided by the Foundation, with 
the provision that the recipient furnish the 

The new science building will embody the 
latest concepts, giving the I niversity physical 
facilities to match its outstanding faculty in 
chemistry, physics, biology and other sciences. 

Announced at Dinner 

The gift was announced by President 
Sachar, at the fifth annual dinner of the 
Boston Chapter of Brandeis Associates, read- 
ing from a letter written by J. Willard 
Hayden, which said in part : 

". . . as we watch developments in other 
parts of the world, it is brought home to us 
more clearly how fortunate we are to live in 
a land where brotherhood is not a lip-serving 
phrase, where the great faiths can live side 
by side in peace, where the gifts of one group 
may strengthen the opportunities for others, 
where education is not mere propaganda but 
an instrument for freedom and creative living. 

"My trustees and I feel that Brandeis Uni- 
versity, as a great nonsectarian, Jewish- 

sponsored schuul. hIII use our gill in this 
spirit, to enrich the positive values of the 
faiths and races which make up the American 

The Foundation was incorporated in 1937. 
shortly after the death of Charles Hayden. 
the noted founder of the Boston and New 
York investment banking firm. Hayden. 
Stone and Co. 

Inspirational Gilt 

In his many charitable bequests during his 
lifetime, Mr. Hayden had stressed the prin- 
ciple of helping those who had demonstrated 
a willingness and 
ability to help them- 
selves. Rather than 
provide the total sum 
needed for a particu- 
lar project or drive. 
he liked his gift to be 
not only a substantial 
contribution but also 
to furnish inspiration 
and encouragement to carry the endeavor to 

In administering the Foundation, the 
trustees, J. Willard Hayden. Edgar \. 
Doubleday. and Earle V. Daveler, have been 
guided by this principle. 

Paying tribute to the role played by .Sidney 
L. Kaye of Brookline, Mass.. in bringing the 
Hayden Foundation gift to its "magnificent 
fruition." President Sachar stated: 

"At the outset Brandeis University was just 
another struggling institution underwritten 
by a strange people with strange and mis- 
understood customs. . . 

"It was because J. ^Villard Hayden kne^v 
Sidney L. Kaye and grew to respect him so 

wv^^-vv^^ w^^^^ % % 

Stihify L. kaye 

Life Memberships to 
Help Meet Challenge 
iH Harden Gift 

To meet the Lniversitys responsibility in 
matching the Hayden Foundation gift, all 
new Associates life memberships, at $2,000 
payable over a two-year period, will be ear- 
marked for this fund. 

Announcement was made by Morris S. 
Shapiro, chairman of the trustees" committee 
on L niversity resources and chairman of life 
membership for the .Associates. 

"We are confident." declared Mr. Shapiro,i 
"that sufficient life memberships will be' 
ciijitlled to meet this challenge 

completely that he projected the symbol .Mi. 
K-aye represented and applied it to all of n» 
liiandeis is fortunate in having had ,iii 
ambassador to serve us so brilliantly." 

Prior to the Hayden Foundation gift, iln 
largest single benefactor of Brandeis Uniicr- 
sity had been Israel Rogosin. New yml 
industrialist and philanthropist, who cm 
tributed .$22.5.000. 

Hayden Philanthropies 

Other philanthropies of the Hayden Fmiii 
dation have included major gifts to .Ma^-.i- 
chusetts Institute of Technology, .New ^dik 
University. Boston L niversity, Columbia I Di- 
versity and Northeastern L niversity. 

"Tills linking of one of the proudest nani<'? 
in .\merican philanthropy with thai nl 
Brandeis University represents a very gratilx- 
ing note of confidence in the security and ihr 
integrity of the University," asserted Pnsi 
dent Sachar. 



Three leaders of industry who are widely 
lowii also for leadership in philanthropic 
il I'limmunal causes 
\r been appointed 
i-iirs of Brandeis 
MiM-rsity, it was an- 
Miiifed by George 
|iirt. chairman ol 
le Hoard of Trustees. 

rriie new trustees 
(• \hraham Fein- 
ii;. vice-president of 
.iiiiillon Hosiery 
ilU. Inc.; Jack M. Kaplan, president of the 
. Irh Grape Juice Company, and William 
.i/rr. executive vice-president of the Hud- 
II I'ulp and Paper Corporation. 

Abraham Feinbe 

Mr. Feinberg, who was graduated from 
Fordham University Law School and New 
York University, is 
also president of 
Hamilton Textile 
Mills. Inc.. and chair- 
man of the board ot B ^ • 
Moss Stores, Inc. He H , y\ , 
holds the post of ^* - 
president of the 
American Committee 
for the Weizmann In- 
stitute of Science. 

Mr. Kaplan, who heads the Welch Grape 
Juice Company, is an officer of the J. M. 
Kaplan Fund which endowed the Jack M. 

Kaplan Chair in Comparative Literature at 
Brandeis University in 1952. 

Mr. Mazer, who 
joined the Hudson 
Pulp and Paper Cor- 
poration after com- 
pleting studies at 
New York University 
and Columbia Univer- 
sity, has been vice 
president of the Cor- 
poration since 1947. 
He is president of the 

Muscular Dystrophy Association of America 
and active in the Federation of Jewish 

U illinm Mazer 

lenefactions Totaling More Than $100,000 
Lnnounced at Los Angeles Dinner-Meeting 

liiTiefactions to Brandeis University total- 
ti more than $100,000 were announced at 

memorable dinner sponsored by "foster 
iiiiini" in Los Angeles, Calif. 

The Beverly Hills Hotel was the scene for 
r alfair which was tendered by the Brandeis 
>Miciates and the National Women's Com- 
illce of Los Angeles to honor Dr. Robert 
jlaynard Hutchins, associate director of the 
[ord Foundation, and President Sachar. 

Ill addressing the assemblage of 500, the 
listinguished Dr. Hutchins, who formerly 
as president of the University of Chicago, 
WTared that Brandeis University is one of 
If most potent factors in the advancement 
1 the true ideals of education in this country 
ad that with proper widespread support, il 
ill become one of the great banner-bearers 
I education. 

Tlu' banquet hall was crowded to capacity 

';rese\tatio\ of a certificate to 

I'le Hon. David Taniienbaurn, former Mayor 
I Beverly Hills, indicating his appointment 
s a Fellow oj lirandeis iJ niversity, teas made 
t a dinner in Los Angeles. Left to right. Dr. 
oiiis If". Einzig. co-chairman oj the event, 
ml Mr. Tannenbaum. 

with prominent business and professional 
leaders of Southern California and with 
famed actors and actresses, producers, direc- 
tors and writers of Hollywood's motion pic- 
ture industry. 

Co-Chairmen for Event 

Co-chairmen for the event were the Hon. 
David Tannenbaum, former Mayor of Beverly 
Hills and a Fellow of Brandeis. and Dr. Louis 
W. Einzig, .Associates' life member and a 
pioneer friend of Brandeis. 

The assisting committee included Mrs. 
Samuel H. Berch, Mrs. .\rmand Deutsch. 
Samuel Genis, Isadore C. Gordean. Felix 
Juda, Mr. and Mrs. Yoland D. Markson. 
Maurice Turner. Oscar Pattiz, Joseph D. 
Shane and a large group of other workers. 

Mrs. Samuel Moss, popular president of tlie 
local chapter of the National Women's Com- 
mittee, headed a cooperating committee of 
that group. 

An eloquent appeal was made by Mr. 
Pattiz. a life member of the Associates and 
at the forefront of activities in behalf of 

Two $5,000 gilts were announced, one from 
Albert Levinson of Los Angeles for the 
William Kaplan Memorial Scholarship Trust, 
and the other, an undesignated gift from 
Louis H. Boyar, also of Los Angeles. 

Subsidies Extended 

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Genis of Los Angeles 
extended indefinitely the subsidy for the 
Sadye Genis Chair in Biology which they 
established; and .Alfred Hart of Bel Air. 
Calif., did the .same for the Alfred Hart 
Chair in Social Sciences established by him. 

Among the other benefactions announced 
was extension of the Jay and Marie Kasler 
P'oundalion Schiilarship by Jacob M. .Stuchcn 
of North Hollvwood. ('alif.: exlcnsidii ol ihi' 

Ki»Kl4»n'.*« Top Leaders 
Augniont Hayden <«ift 

At a meeting marked by spontaneous and 
fervent response on the part of 60 of Boston's 
top leadership gathered in the President's 
home, approximately $104,000 was given to 
the University. 

.\ gift of $10,000 was presented by Barnett 
D. Gordon for work in the field of biophysics 
and chemistry. Other gifts included $5,000 
from Edward Goldstein. 

Forty-three of those present became life 
members following a discussion of the chal- 
lenge of the Hayden Foundation gift. 

Arthur J. Israel Memorial Scholarship by 
Mrs. .Arthur J. Israel of Los Angeles; a five- 
year annual scholarship in honor of Ida Roth- 
berg, established by G. Harry Rothberg of 
Beverly Hills. 

Scholarship Gifts 

■■Mso. extension of the Joan and John -Shane 
Trust Scholarship by Joseph D. Shane of 
Beverly Hills; scholarship gift in honor of 
("arl Laemelle from Mr. and Mrs. .Stanley 
Bergerman of Beverly Hills; scholarship gifts 
from H. A. Goldman of Beverly Hills, and 
many others. 

Of special interest was a gift from diet 
Huntley, the widely known Hollywood radio 
commentator, who attended as a guest of the 
sponsors but was so impressed by the story 
of Brandeis that he, too, presented a generous 

\ large number enrolled as life mendjers 
and annual members. 

Preceding the Beverly Hills Hotel event. 
a dinner-gathering to formulate plans for the 
larger affair was hosted by Mr. and Mrs. 
Yoland D. Markson. formerly active in the 
communal affairs of Boston before moving to 
Los .\ngeles where they have assumed a 
similar role as devotees to worthwhile causes. 



A $50,000 benefaction from Jack Goldfarb 
of New York City, president of the Union 
Underwear Company, Inc., was prompted by 
a spirit of thanks- 
giving coupled with a 
civic-minded desire to 
assist Brandeis Uni- 
versity to meet the 
challenge of the Hay- 
den Foundation's con- 
ditional grant. 

The gift followed a 
dinner - gathering 
hosted by Mr. and 
Mrs. Goldfarb and with 
guest of honor. 

In presenting his generous benefaction, 
Mr. Goldfarb stated that he was "profoundly 
impressed" by President Sachars "important 
message concerning aspirations for the per- 
petuation of a program which will place 

Jack Goldfarb 
President Sachar as 

Brandeis University at the forefront of insti- 
tutions of education and research." 

The career of Jack Goldfarb follows the 
pattern of "Horatio Alger" success stories 
which highlight the growth of American 

Through perseverance and diligence, he 
surmounted many obstacles in his rise from 
obscurity to head of the world's largest con- 
cern in its field. 

Founded in 1926, Union Underwear Com- 
pany manufactures Fruit of the Loom men's 
and boys' underwear. The firm enjoys har- 
monious relationships with some 3,000 em- 
ployees in its Kentucky and Pennsylvania 

Despite a rigorous business schedule, Mr. 
Goldfarb finds time to take an active interest 
in Brandeis University, of which he is a 
Fellow, and is concerned with many philan- 

Handsome $500,000 Student Center and 
$200,000 Dormitory Erected on Campus 

Two new modern structures are now being 
completed on Brandeis University's sweeping 
192-acre campus. 

This brings to 24 the number of major 
Brandeis buildings, according to announce- 
ment by Meyer Jaffe, chairman of the 
trustees' building committee. 

Just completed is 
a handsome two-story 
$.SOO,000 Student Cen- 
^^^ ter. The other new 
4a^ n^l structure, to be fin- 
ished this spring, is 
a $200,000 women's 
dormitory to help ac- 
commodate Brandeis' 
Meyer Jaffe increased enrollment. 

The eagerly-awaited 
Student Center houses on its first floor a 
main dining room, seating 234; refrigeration 
areas; a large bakery; kitchens; food storage 
compartments and the steward's office. 

Recreation and dining facilities take up the 
second floor. An outstanding feature of the 
lounge is a floor-to-ceiling glass wall over- 
looking the front patio and pool. 

The second floor includes large and small 
recreation rooms, faculty dining room, and a 
music room. 

Following the modern functional lines of 
the other units in Hamilton Quadrangle, the 
new dormitory is an impressive brick edifice 

utilizing sparkling glass expanses. 

Its 36 rooms will afford accommodations 
for 81 women students and the ultra-modern 
decor is in line with the most up-to-date 
dormitory appointments in the country. 

Boston Sports Lodge of 
B'^nai B'rith Creates 
I¥ew Scholarship Award 

Scholastic and atMetic ability will be the 
basis for awarding a newly-established 
scholarship to a boy from Greater Boston 
(Mass. I area, it was announced by Morris .S. 
Shapiro, chairman of the trustees' committee 
on scholarship and aid. 

The scholarship has been made available 
by B'nai B'rith Sports Lodge. No. 1934, of 
Boston, which has for its purpose, the 
"strengthening of inter-group understanding 
through sports." 

Organized about 18 months ago under the 
leadership of Sam Cohen, president, the lodge 
has been eminently successful. Mr. Cohen is 
sports editor of the Boston Record and 
Sunday Advertiser. 

Joseph M. Linsey, chairman of the Brandeis 
University Athletic Association, and Benny 
Friedman, Brandeis director of athletics, 
were also among the founders of the lodge 
and have been actively identified with its 


Paying tribute to the philanthropic ideal 
of a prominent Marblehead (Mass.) couplf 
the family and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Isaal 
Kaplan recently honored them on thei' 
Golden Wedding Anniversary by establishiarti. 
the Isaac and Esther Kaplan Research FuniB. 
at Brandeis University. I 

The Fund, which will be administered b 
the University faculty research committee 
will be used to award grants to faculty aniilai 
research students, particularly in the area ojb 

Mr. Kaplan came to the United States afte 
serving as an apprentice furniture craftsman 
in Europe for five years. 

He sought to practice his skill in a land o 
freedom, and settled in Cambridge when 
he set up a small workshop to make fim 

Today, he is president of the widely knowi 
Kaplan Furniture Company of Cambridge. 

Captivated by the romance of the earl) 
history of the United States, Mr. Kaplar 
struck upon the idea of retaining the gracious 
spirit of this period by re-creating some of the 
famous antique pieces of furniture to be 
found in museums and colonial homes oi 
Boston and other parts of New England. 

He succeeded admirably and marketed his 
re-creations under the name, "The Beacon 
Hill Collection," now famous in fine furniture 

Mr. and Mrs. Kaplan and their sonsj 
Simon and Leon, are well known for their 
charitable and organizational work in Greater i 
Boston. Mr. Kaplan is a director in Temple 
Mishkan Tefila and the Cambridgeport Sav- 
ings Bank. He is a member of Everett C,l 
Benton Lodge, A.F. & A.M.; King Solomon 
Lodge, I.O.O.F.; Cambridge Rotary Club, 
and many other similar groups. 

Mrs. Kaplan is a life member of the Home 
for the Aged, Mizrachi, Beth Israel Women's 
Auxiliary and numerous other organizations. 



Sports fans were pleasantly surprised to 
note the recognition coming to Coach Harry 
Stein's Brandeis basketball squad. 

The team is now rated third in New 
England, following Holy Cross and Connec- 
ticut and ahead of such traditional New 
England hoop powers as Boston (College, 
Dartmouth and Yale. 


Traveling by car, train and chartered plane 
rom far-flung parts of the country, 400 
loiiors and friends gathered at Brandeis 

niversity for the stirring ceremonies of 
)tilication Day. 

\alued at more than $250,000, eight major 
aoilities were dedicated and named for the 
;eiierous benefactors whose affirmation of 
Jrandeis ideals has taken this logical and 
uiirrete form. 

\s future Dedication Days follow, it was 
minted out, the names of these facilities will 
riiiain as perpetual memorials to those who 
-liired a common vision of creating a new 
nn i> in higher education.'" 

In addressing the assembly, Meyer Jaffe. 
h.iirman of the trustees" building committee, 
lirlared that Brandeis University will be 
Imtver free because it is beholden to no one. 
in. .■ it is beholden to so many. 

\merican liberal arts colleges," he pre- 
Inifd, "will remain the citadel of ideas and 
viii withstand the pressures for conformity 
•iiri>-ntly being executed against them.'" 

Ihp facilities dedicated are as follows: 

Max and Harriet Chernis Lecture Hall 
n Sydeman Hall, named for these New- 
nn (Mass.) donors; 

Hyman and Frances Cohen Faculty 
Lounge in Sydeman Hall, named for 
hi'<e Newton donors; 

Morris and Bessie Falk Atomic Struc- 
ture Laboratory, given in honor of his 
parents by George Falk of Fitchburg: 

liiehard Cohn Science Stock Rooms 
in Ford Hall, named for Mr. Cohn of 
Dttroit, .Mich.; 

Vnna Reinfeld Hall, given in memory 
of Mrs. Reinfeld by the Anna Reinfeld 
Charitable Trust of New York City; 

William H. Sydeman Laboratories, 

Soionoo Rosoarch Grant 
Endowed By Ohio Woman 

>rience research at Brandeis University 
will be fostered by the establishment of the 
I I"*pph Unger Grant. 

I.ndowed by Mrs. Ida K. Unger, widow of 
the late Shaker Heights (Ohio) community 
leader, the grant will aid research of Dr. 
."Mbert Kelner of Brandeis' biology area. 

A nationally-known research biologist. Dr. 
Kelrter is working with the growth and 
heredity of cells, a problem intimately related 
to the search for a cure for cancer. Me has 
been the recipient of a grant of the National 
Cancer Institute of the United States Public 
Health Service. 

DEDICATION DAY VISITORS inspecting one of the laboratories located in Anna Rem) eld Hall 
included (left to right): Jack Birnbaum of Harrison, /V. Y.; Mrs. Sadie Birnbaum oj Bridgeport, 
Conn.; Harold L. Renfield of New York City; Mrs. Joseph H. Reinfeld, also of New York City; 
President Sachar ; Mrs. Harold L. Renfield of New York City; Mrs. Jack Birnbaum of Harrison, 
N. Y., and Dr. Saul G. Cohen, chairman of the School of Science. 

established in honor of the late Boston 
philanthropist by his associates, Abra- 
ham Mandel, Joseph J. Wood and James 
G. Faherty of New York ; 

Louis S. and Millie Woodruff Hall, 
the Administration Building, given by 
Harold Woodruff of Toledo. Ohio, in 
memory of his parents; 

Tamra Lou Woodruff Annex to 

Woodruff Hall, given by her parents, 

>Ir. and Mrs. Harold Woodruff of 
Toledo, Ohio. 

Other speakers at the exercises included 
President Sachar, Prof. Max Lerner. chair- 
man of the Graduate School, and William 
Marsh. '.54, president. Brandeis Student 

Also present were Brandeis Trustees James 
J. Axelrod, Norman Rabb. Morris S. Shapiro, 
and Dudley Kimball. 

■"Perhaps at other older and larger institu- 
tions they take the acquisition of new facili- 
ties more for granted," declared Trustees" 
Building Chairman Jaffe, "but for us at 
Brandeis it is always thrilling to have this 
testimony of the faith and confidence placed 
in us by friends across the country. 

"We are still young and humble."' he con- 
tinued, "and we take nothing for granted. 
Every advance is achieved with effort and 
noted with gratitude." 

Donors and friends were conducted on a 
tour of the facilities and attended a luncheon 
in the I sen Commons Room following the 
Dedication Day ceremonies. 


.■\ chapter of Brandeis Associates was 
organized in Toronto, Canada, at an enthu- 
siastic meeting of civic leaders who gathered 
for dinner in the Hotel Royal York. 

Chairman of the meeting was Ben Sadow- 
ski, well-known industrialist, community 
leader, and president of the New Mt. Sinai 
Hospital in Toronto. 

Following an address by President Sachar, 
all present enrolled as annual members of the 
Associates and the chairman became a life 

.\ formal group was formed to carry on 
year-round activities. Elected treasurer was 
J. Irving Oelbaum, a past president of District 
No. 1, B'nai Brith, and president of Central 
Region, Canadian Jewish Congress. 

Outstanding cooperation in arranging the 
event was given by the Toronto Jewish Fed- 
eration under the executive directorship of 
Miss Florence Hutner. 

This is the second chapter of the .Associates 
to be organized in Canada, a group having 
been formed in Montreal last year. 

Starting with a handful of members five 
years ago, the Associates movement has 
grown to more than 6,000 members and they 
are to be found in 355 communities in this 
country. Canada, and Cuba. 




Representing Brandeis at the annual Dis- 
trict I Conference of the American Alumni 
Council, held at Smith College in Northamp- 
ton. Mass.. was EleAiNOr Moran, "52, execu- 
tive secretary of the Brandeis University 
Alumni Association. 

Add Brandeis globe-trotters: .\rnold 
Sable, '52, currently studying in France . . . 
Joan Hamerman, '53, back from a trip to 
Europe with the American Friends Com- 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

Sanford LakofT, ^53, now doing grad- 
uate work at Harvard University under a 
Harvard Foundation Fellowship for Ad- 
vanced Study in Political Science, has 
been named editor of the Brandeis 
Ahinini News Letter. 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

David Va.\ Praach, '53, has joined the 
reportorial staff of the Trenton Times, a I\eu 
Jersey daily. 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

Brandeis Barristers (future tense I : Allan 
Appelstei.n, "53, at Harvard Law School . . . 
Bernard Cooper, "53, at the .American lini- 
versity Law School in Washington, D. C. . . . 
Leo.nard Kai'Nfkh, Herbert Slater and 
Juliax Soshmck, all '53. and all at Boston 
LIniversity School of Law. 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

Barbara (Morse) Ingber, '53, is now 
a staff research assistant in electron 
microscopy at Massachusetts Institute of 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

New teachers: Elea.nor Shapiro, '52, in 
the public schools of Nashua, N. //.... 
Pearl (Pinstein) Firestone, '52, in Hicks- 
ville, N, Y. . . . Marilyn (Greenspoon) 
Levenson, '52, at the Bancroft School in 
W ashington, D. C. 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

Members of the Class of '53 who are now 
studying at Tufts College include Norman 
Diamond, in the School of Dentistry, and 
Milton Nichaman, in Medical School. 

At Boston University's School of Medicine 
are Abe Heller and William Weiner, ".53. 

On the Distaff Side of '53: Harriet 
Becker, enrolled in the Radcliffe Man- 
agement Training Program; Joanne 
Finkelor, attending the Graduate School 
of Education at Harvard ; Barbara 
Levine, at Vassar Graduate School of 


GREATER BOSTON CHAPTER DINNER . . . Among those participating in the fifth annual 
membership dinner of the Greater Boston Chapter, Brandeis University Associates, were (seated, 
left to right) George Alpert, chairman of the University Board of Trustees; Dr. Nils Y. Wessell. 
president of Tufts College; President Sachar; (standing) Milton Kahn, national chairman of 
the Associates; Harold Sherman Goldberg, president of the Greater Boston Chapter; Sidney L. 
Kaye, chairman of the dinner; Joseph F. Ford, Dudley Kimball and Morris S. Shapiro, 
University trustees. 


Brandeis history was made at the fifth 
annual membership dinner of the Greater 
Boston Chapter, Brandeis University Asso- 
ciates, when two dramatic announcements 
stirred the more than one thousand commu- 
nity leaders who had gathered in the Hotel 
Statler ballroom. 

First of the announcements, telling of the 
accreditation of Brandeis University, was 
made by Dr. Nils Y. Wessell, Tufts College 
president, whose remarks are printed on 
pages 4 and 5 of this issue. 

The second announcement, by President 
Sachar, informed the audience of the princely 
Hayden Foundation gift of one-half million 

George Alpert, chairman of the Brandeis 
Board of Trustees, was one of the principal 

Sidney L. Kaye, chairman of the dinner, 
presided over the notable event and intro- 
duced the head table guests. 

These included Milton Kahn, national 
chairman of the Brandeis Associates, who 
addressed the gathering; Hyman Cohen, 
honorary president of the Greater Boston 
Chapter; Harold Sherman Goldberg, chapter 
president, and others prominently identified 
with the organization. 

Chairmen of the various schools and heads 

of study areas also were among the honored 

Rabbi Maurice M. Zigmond, Harvard Uni- 
versity Hillel director, gave the invocation. 
The benediction was by Rabbi Zev K. Nelson 
of Temple Emeth, Brookline, Mass. 

Distinctive decorations for the affair in- 
cluded mural-type pictures of activities at 
Brandeis University which lined the walls of 
the ballroom. 

Beverage Group Holds 
Third Annual Event 

The Ruppert Hospitality Room in Ni " 
York City was the setting for the third 
luncheon sponsored by the Liquor, Wine an I 
Spirits Industry committee in behalf "I 
Brandeis University. 

Chairman for the luncheon was Herman \. 
Katz, vice-president and director of sales nl 
the Jacob Ruppert Brewery. 

Among the guests were Joseph Linsey, 
chairman of the Brandeis University Athletic 
Association; Dr. Ludwig Lewisohn, Brandei- 
professor of comparative literature, and Sicm- 
Allen, popular television star. 

I A Q A 


Sports pages across the nation will next season be carrying a new athletic date- 
iie. It will read: "Gordon Field. Mass. — Brandeis University's high scoring 
iiilges today . . .'" 

Prominenth displaced at the varsil) athletic field, scene of all home football 
ames. will be a plaque bearing the legend of Gordon Field for all generations 
i I nine. 

li, naming of the field l)y the Brandeis llni- 
i-ii\ trustees is in tril)ute to Mr. and Mrs. 

jiank B. Gurdcin. ami Lmiis (ididiin. all of 

ini.kline, Mass.. gen- 

.Hi~ benefactors of 

e University who 

i\r chosen this way 

,1 memorializing their 

nihcr, Celia, and 

.liming their father, 

iiiiiic! Gord))n. 

Idinial dedication 

Gordon Field will 

iLr place on the 

r;i-iiin of llie opening liume football game 
■M iall. 

This provides the liniversity with t\vo fine 
ihli'lic playing fields. The oilier is Abraham 

Franl, 11. Gnnliin 

Marcus Field, for baseball, practice football, 
hockey, soccer and other sports. 

Gordon Field has a sealing capacity of 
10.000 and its modern ap|iointments include 
a handsome press box. It is considered one 
of the finest playing fields in the East. 

.\ctively identified with civic and fraternal 
circles, Frank B. Gordon is president of the 
Harcon Corporation of Boston, iron and steel 
scrap brokers. 

He is a member of the Masonic Order. 
A.F. & A.M., Boston Rotary Club, Liniversity 
(ilub. Elks, Institute of Scrap Iron and Steel, 
and numerous other civic, industrial, and 
social organizations. 

Both he and Mrs. Gordon have long been 
associated with philanthropic endeavors and 
Mrs. Gordon is an ardent worker in behalf of 
the fronds for Israel organization. 

Sixteen Scholarships Established 
ttr TV Motion Pictures Executive 

>i\leen full maintenance scholarships have 
I'll established at Brandeis University by 
"-I |ih Harris, prominent New Yorker and 
i.-idenl of Motion Pictures for TV. Inc. 

\iiiiouncemenl was made by .Morris S. 
luipiro, chairman of the trustees" committee 
[I ^rliolaiship and aid. 

riic recipients of the scholarships will be 
iriiled upon by the Brandeis faculty com- 
liliii". with preference given to students in 
iii-ic and the theatre arts. 

I Htir scholarships will fie awarded lor each 
iiiiir years. They are subject to renewal if 
Ih' calibre of the stmlenl and his jiiodiiclive 
Hull- warrant it. 

\ii. Harris has indicated that this grant of 
--. mo is in the nature of an experiment and 
mII lie amplified if he considers its results 
iiiiilul. The donor is particularly interested 
II ilic L niversity"s Crealive Arts Festival and 
- 'specially desirous of encouraging students 
ill the area of arts and iiiusic. 

I.\STR( CTOK'S APPRAISAL . . . \lii,l„'ll 
Siporin (lejt). Branilfis 
studies a composition in nil In his talented 
young painting student. Sidney J. Huruitz. 
'.56, uj If urcesler. Muss., iiiwse etching. 
"Kajka's \4nierika'," has been purchased by 
the Museum oj Modern .Art. .Vfif I'orA" C'//.v, 
jor its penuuncnt print collection. 


Dr. Julius M. Rogoft. professor emeritus at 
the I niversity of Pittsburgh and director of 
the Medical Research Laboratory of the 
G. N. Stewart Memorial Fund, recently was 
named Brandeis visiting professor of phys- 

A distinguished endocrinologist birmerly 
associated with the faculties of the University 
of Chicago, University of Pittsburgh, and 
Western Reserve University, Dr. Rogoff has 
made important contributions to the treat- 
ment of Addison's disease by the administra- 
ticHi of interrenalin. a drug for which he is 

Dr. Rogoff is presenting a series of monlhly 
lectures on endocrinology for science students 
at Brandeis. 

A graduate of Ohio Nnrthern University, 
he received his M.D. at Western Reserve 
University. He is a Fellow of the American 
.\ssociation for ihc Advancement of Science 
and of the New ^ mk Academy of .Sciences. 

Three Faeiilly ]>foinliors' 
Works «n Xcw ll<M*«»r<lK 
in '4'liaiiibi'r iSeries^ 

Three records released this month by 
Columbia Records in its "".American tTiamber 
Series" are of works by [brandeis 1 niversity 
faculty members. 

String C'uartel. by Irving G. Fine, is per- 
lormed b\ the Jiiilliard Quartet. 

Harold Shapero's Symphony for Classical 
Orchestra is conducted by Leonard Bernstein 
and his Sonata for Piano Four Hands features 
his own and Leo .Sniit's playing. 

Both Fine's Siring Onarlcl ami Shapero's 
Symphony for (Classical Orchestra were com- 
missioned li\ the Koiissevit/k\ .Music Foun- 
dation of New ^ ork. 

The third record is Arthur V. Berger's 
Ouarlcl for Woodwinds in C Major, played 
by the Fairfield \\ iiid Ensemble, and his Duo 
for Cello and I'iaiio. willi licrnaid Green- 
house. cclli^l. ,ui(l Anthoii) Makas at llie 



CHICAGO, ILL. . . An article on "The Cnllural Study of Contemporary Societies: Puerto 
Rico," co-authored by Robert A. Manners, Brandeis assistant professor of anthropology, was 

featured in a recent issue of the American Journal of Sociology 4NISAPOLIS. MD. . . 

The "Gestalt Theory" was the subject of a lecture given last month ul St. John's College by 
Dr. Aron Giiruitsch. Brandeis associate professor of philosophy. 

SWARTHMORE. PA. . . Fredrie Mann of F'hiladelphia, a Fellow of Brandeis Univer- 
sity, was Brandeis' delegate at the inauguration of Courtney Craig Smith as president 
of Swarlhmore College .... CLEVELAIM), OHIO. . . Dr. Herman T. Epstein, Bran- 
deis assistant professor of /ihysics, is an editor of W ebster's ^'elc If iirld Dictionary, published 
recently by ff'orld Publishing Company. 

ISEW YORK, I\. Y. . . Reprint rights to "The Pass," Brandeis Professor Thomas L. Savage's 
first novel, originally published in 1944 by Doubleday & Co., have been purchased by Bantam 
Books .... John F. Matthews, Brandeis lecturer, wrote the text for the new Pocket Library of 
Great Art edition on EI Greco .... Brandeis Instructor Moses Rischin is author of an article, 
"Abraham Cahan and the New York Commercial .\dvertiser: A Study in Acculturation," which 
appeared in a recent issue of the Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society .... 
A paper by Dr. Sidney Golden of the Brandeis chemistry area, titled "Note on the Quantum 
Mechanical Calculation of Reaction Rates," was published in the Journal of Chemical Physics. 

CHAPEL HILL, IS. C. . . Brandeis Music Professor Erwin Bodky was invited to par- 
ticipate in a "Symposium on Baroque Music" at the annual convention here of the 
American Musicological Society. He spoke on problems of the "Improvisation of the 
Thorough-Bass," which also is the subject of a course given by Professor Bodky to a 
class of Brandeis graduate students. The course is the only one of its kind thus far 
given at any American university. 

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. . . Sidney Rosen, Brandeis physical science instructor, was an editor of 
'"Critical Years Ahead in Science Teaching," a report of the Conference on Nation-Wide Problems 
of Science Teaching in the Secondary Schools, held at Harvard University under the auspices of 
Dr. J. B. Conant and the Carnegie Foundation .... BOSTOIS, MASS. . . Representing 
Brandeis University at the 120th annual meeting of the American .4ssociution for the Advance- 
ment of Science, which convened here in December, were Dr. Albert Kelner and Dr. Albert G. 
Olsen, assistant professors of biology; Lois Spiro Robblee, '53; Dr. Bernard Rosenberg, social 
relations instructor, and Mr. Rosen. 

GAMBIER, OHIO. . . Three Brandeis University faculty members have contributed 
to the winter issue of the scholarly quarterly. The Kenyon Review. Irving Howe, asso- 
ciate professor of English, has continued in a literary essay his study of Conrad's 
political novels; Philip Rieif, social relations instructor, writes about "Orwell and the 
Post-Liberal Imagination," and Dr. Henry Popkin, English instructor, reviews the post- 
humous publication of papers by George Orwell. 

SEWAISEE, TENIS. . . Dr. Popkin of the Brandeis English study area also was author of an 
article, "Three European Playwrights," published in the Sewanee Review. The trio discussed by 
the Brandeis instructor comprised Molnar, Gitle, ami Wedekind. 




Two hundred men and women gatherei 
recently in the Hotel Statler, Buffalo, N. Y 
for a spirited dinner-meeting called in behal 
of Brandeis by the "foster alumni" iti tha 



Irving Levick and D. Sloan Hurwitz wei' 
co-chairmen for the successful event whicl 
honored President Sachar, principal speafea t. 
for the occasion. Edward H. Kavinoky pie 
sided over the meeting. 

\ feature of the evening's program wa 
announcement of the enrollment of eight nev 
life members, in addition to 30 new anniiai 
members and more than 40 renewals. A num 
ber of scholarship contributions also wen 
announced at this time. 


Members of the sponsoring committee in 
eluded Samuel Carl, Harold B. Ehrlichim 
Isadore Moss, Moe Ein, Michael M. Cohnf 
.\rnold Jacobowitz, Hymen Lefcowitz antl 
Arthur Victor, Jr. 

Members of the local chapter of the Na- 
tional Women's Committee also assisted ir 
arrangements for the meeting under the 
direction of Mrs. Michael M. Cohn, president 
of the liuffalo chapter. 

BRANDEIS . . Among ISO delegates attend- 
ing sessions on the Brandeis campus were' 
(front roiv) Miss Dorothy If'. Gifford, presi- 
dent, !\'eiv England .Association of Chemistry 
Teachers; Father Joseph Martus of Holy 
Cross: (rear row, left to right) Robert Card, 
president. Eastern .Association of Physics 
Teachers; Malcolm Campbell, president. New \ 
England .Association of Biology Teachers, and i 
Prof. Saul G. Cohen, chairman. Brandeis 
University School of Science. 



A prominent philanthropist and communal leader, Harry Pearhnan of New York 
Cit), has presented a gift of $100,000 to Brandeis University. Mr. Pearlman is 
president of the National Paper Company of Pennsylvania, manufacturers of Swanee 
Paper Products. 

The gift was presented by Mr. and Mrs. Pearlman for themselves and their sons. 
iMlriiond and Arthur, following a recent visit to the Brandeis University campus. 

" The University is especially grateful for 
hi- expression of confidence," declared Nor- 
luiii S. Rabb, Univer- 
-ii\ trustee and friend 
il \Ii\ Pearlman, who 
i\j- instrumental in 
iiuuiging for the gift. 

riie Pearlmans, 
« ho spent two days on 
raiiipus, were "over- 
uhflmed" by what 
ihi-y had seen. Harry Pearhnan 

They left to return 
iM I heir home in New York City on a Satur- 
ila\ and, on Monday morning, Mr. Pearlman 
lel-phoned to announce his generous bene- 
lac linn. 

"I I is only a beginning gift," he stated. 

"and we hope to do much more for the Uni- 
versity as time goes on." 

Enthusiastically, Mr. Pearlman indicated 
that he intends to bend his efforts towards 
organizing the paper products industries in 
behalf of Brandeis and will make available 
his penthouse in New York City for meetings 
in the interests of the University. 

Mr. Pearlman also is founder and member 
of the Lion Paper Sales Co., New York City; 
founder and trustee of the Pearlman Family 
Foundation, and secretary and director of 
Beth-El Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Born in New York City, he began his 
career in 1917. In addition to engaging in his 
own paper enterprise since 1927, he also was 
retained as an efficiency expert for the Hearst 
Enterprises from 1929 to 1938, creating an 
Export Department for Hearst newspapers. 

Creative Arts Ball to Be Sponsored by 
Friends of School, April 27, in Boston 

"Fabulous" is the word for plans afoot for 
a Creative Arts Ball to be staged on the night 
of April 27, in the Louis XlVth Ballroom of 
the .Somerset Hotel, Boston, by the Friends 
of the School of Creative Arts at Brandeis 

Theme for this exciting costume affair is 
"Masque of Spring" and the committee is 
headed by -Mrs. Paul T. Smith of Brighton. 
Mass., and Jerome L. Rappaport of Boston, 
general co-chairmen. 

A dramatic transformation of the Somerset 
Ballroom into an "extravaganza of spring" 
will be effected with the assistance of Alfred 
Duca. well-known Boston artist and director 
of the ball. 

An art book, copies of which are to be dis- 
tributed at the hall, is being published espe- 
cially for the occasion and may well become 
a collector's item. 

It will contain original and unusual draw- 
ings contributed by Boston artists for this 
souvenir volume alone. 

Sumner Gerstein and Mark Weinian, both 

of Brookline, Mass., are chairman and co- 
chairman, respectively, of the art book 

Climaxing the ball's festivities will be a 
grand march and the awarding of prizes for 
costumes in various classifications. A mid- 
night supper will follow. 

M Capp, nationally-famed cartoonist, has 
agreed to head the costume judges who will 
include other celebrities. 

To assist guests in planning costumes, a 
"Costume Service Center" is being set up 
where designs, suggestions and aid in creating 
costumes may be obtained if desired. 

Unique tickets have already set the keynote 
for an affair well off the beaten track. Chair- 
men of tickets are Mrs. Morton Godine and 
Mrs. Bernard Singer, both of Newton, Mass.. 
and Mrs. Hirsh Swig of Chestnut Hill, Mass. 

Since capacity is limited to 300 couples, 
those who plan to attend are advised to make 
immediate reservations by addressing re(|uests 
to: Creative Arts Ball Committee, Brandeis 
University, Waltham 54, Mass. 

Detroit Associates Hear 
Atomic Physicist at 
Major Dinner Event 

A major event was the dinner-meeting 
sponsored recently by the Detroit .Associates 
of Brandeis University which drew approxi- 
mately 200 communal leaders to the Sheraton- 
Cadillac Hotel. 

Principal speakers for the occasion were 
President Sachar and Brandeis Visiting Pro- 
fessor Leo Szilard, pioneer atomic physicist, 

Herbert G. Blumberg, chairman of the out- 
standing event, announced the enrollment at 
this time of four life members. 

Other highlights of the evening were an- 
nouncements of a gift of 11,000 annually 
from Col. David Saffir for the remainder of 
his life; a gift from Jason Honigman and 
Ben Silverstein; a full tuition scholarship 
established by Albert Newman in memory of 
Martin Ross, and a substantial gift to the 
general fund of the I'niversity from .Abraham 

In addition to approximately 60 renewals 
of annual membership reported. 43 new mem- 
bers were enrolled at the meeting. 

Committee members assisting Mr. Blum- 
berg included Paul Broder, George C. 
Golanty, Harold Morrison, Herbert .Aronsson, 
Frank J. Winton, .Morton Scholnick and 
Myron Unger. 

Outstanding service in connection with the 
meeting was rendered also by Sidney Allen, 
Nate Shapero and Leonard Simons, all Fel- 
lows of Brandeis University. 

oj Brandeis University Associates included 
(left to right) Herbert Blumberg. president 
oj Detroit Chapter, and Leonard .V. Simons, 
Fellow oj Brandeis Ihiiversity and nniiomd 
oice-rhairman oj -Issociates. 




"What's Right With The \»,orlil!" was the 
title of a sparkling panel which drew re- 
sounding plaudits at the First Area Confer- 
ence of the National Women's Committee of 
Brandeis I niversity. held in December. 

Attended by an overflow crowd which 
gathered in the Hotel Pierre. New ^ork City, 
the Conference serviced 14 chapters which 
encompass approximately 8.000 members. 

These chapters include Manhattan. Brook- 
lyn, Queens County, 'Westchester. New Haven, 
Hartford, Essex County, Bergen County, 
Vonkers, Middlesex County. Morris County, 
ISridgeport. Bronx and Stamford. 

The morning session, presided over by .Mrs. 
Joseph Schneider of Boston, Mass., national 
service chairman, was devoted to leadership 
training. Participating were Clarence Q. 
Berger, executive assistant to President 
Sachar: Mrs. Harry L. Michaels of Boston. 
Mass.. founder of the Women's Committee: 
Mrs. Louis I. Kramer of Providence. R. I., 
national president: and Mrs. Irving .^brams 
of Boston, national honorary director. 

The invocation at luncheon, served at noon, 
was given by Dr. Louis I. Newman of Con- 
gregation Rodeph Sholom of Manhattan. 

Members of the afternoon's panel were 
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Brandeis L niver- 
sity trustee; President Sachar: and Dr. Max 
Lerner. head of the new Graduate School of 
Arts and Sciences. 

The Conference committee included Mrs. 
Roosevelt, honorary chairman: Miss Susan 
Brandeis of New York City, honorary presi- 
dent; Mrs. Kramer and Mrs. Sclineider. 

Planning committee chairmen were Mrs. 


The University records with sorrow the 
death of two national board members of 
the National Women's Committee, Mrs. 
Daniel Lindenbaum and Mrs. Jacob E. 

Mrs. Lindenbaum was a life member 
of Westchester (N. Y.) Chapter. Mrs. 
Nickoll was president of the Milwaukee 
(Wise.) Chapter and also a life member. 
Both attended the 1953 National Con- 
ference as delegates of their respective 

LL .\CHEU.\ HEAD T AISLE Ul EiT.i at the Sutiond Somen's Committee First Area Conjer- '^ 
ence, held in December at the Hotel Pierre, New York City, included (seated, left to right) 
Mrs. Robert F. K agner, Jr., icije oj the Mayor of Neiv York City; President Sachar; Mrs. Eleanur 
Rooseielt, a trustee oj the University; .Miss Susan Brandeis, national honorary president oj the 
National if omens Committee; (.standing) Mrs. Irving Abrams, national honorary director; Mrs. 
Hurry L. Michaels, national honorary vice-president; .Mrs. Joseph Schneider, national seni(f 
chairman; .Mrs. Louis I. Kramer, national president and a L niversity trustee; Dr. Louis I. .\(»- 
man, ivho gave the invocation, and Clarence Q. Berger, executive assistant to President Sarluir. 

Harry J. Carlin. Manhattan; Mrs. David 
Farber, Brooklyn, and Mrs. .\\\\n I. Perl- 
mutter, Queens County, assisted by the presi- 
dents and national board members of the 14 
participating chapters. 

Activities among the Women's Committee s 
82 chapters wliich extend from coast to coast 
have been largely centered around affairs to 
further expand membership. Following are 
reports, by states, of some of the chapters: 


PHOENIX — Mrs. Harry Cooper, vice- 
president of Los Angeles Chapter, was prin- 
cipal speaker at the annual tea in the home 
of the chapter president, Mrs. Charles 
Korrick. Other chapter officers include Mrs. 
Albert B. Spector and Mrs. .Arnold .\belson. 
vice-presidents: Mrs. Lee Ehrlich, recording 
secretary. Mrs. Ben Goldstein, corresponding 
secretary, and Mrs. Edgar Korrick. treasurer. 

TUCSON — Mrs. Kramer was honored 
guest at Tucson Chapter's annual tea in the 
El Presidio Hotel. Chairman was Mrs. Sam 
Rich, with Mrs. Charles Gordon, co-chair- 
man: Mrs. Sam Deutsch, in cliarge of 

hostesses; Mrs. Louis Silverman, co-chair-; Mrs. Myer .\gron. guest book chairman. 


BRIDGEPORT — Mrs. Martin Aronson 
opened her home for a successful membership 
tea with Mrs. Allan Kaufman as speaker. 
Tea chairman was Mrs. Sidney Burstein. 


MIAMI BEACH — Scenes from hit plays, 
presented by the Casablanca Players, fea- 
tured a dessert-luncheon which honored life 
members of the Greater Miami Chapter. 
Hostess was Mrs. Charles Fruchtman, life 
membership chairman. Chapter president is 
Mrs. Ben Zion Ginshurg. Mr.s. Harold Turk 
is program chairman. ■ 


CHICAGO — Guest of honor and principal 
speaker at a luncheon in the Crystal Ballroom 
of the Blackstone Hotel was Dr. Leonard , 
Levy, Brandeis instructor in American civili- 
zation. Mrs. Isaac W agner. chapter president, 
presided at the luncheon. Mrs. Lawrence C. 
(Continued on page IT) 



^Foster AlamnF 
piold Dinner in 
l§!an Francisco 

\pproximately $30,000 in benefactions In 
III' liniversity was subscribed by an entbii- 
iasiic audience of more than ISO who beard 
Ir, Robert M. Hutchins, associate director 
il llie Ford Founda- 
I'iii. and President 
^arliar, at a dinner- 
inerling sponsored by 
In- San Francisco 

I "-chairmen for the 

li liner were Mi 
l.uiie D. Goldstein, a 
Fillnw of the Univer- 

ii\ . and Benjamin H. 

■^^viii. former Bostonian wlm now b'ves in 
■^an Francisco. 

\ welbknown philanthropist. Mr. Swig has 
11 listed members of his entire family as 
rirnds of Brandeis and together they support 
1 -rlndarship in honor of his mother-in-law. 
\Ii-. Ida Aronovitz. The group includes Mr, 
iiid Mrs. Richard Swig, Mr. and Mrs. .Melvin 
~>\\ii;. and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dinner. 

latest gilt of the group, as a result of the 
>.in Francisco meeting, was $10,000 and, in 
I'Mliion. Mr. Swig presented gifts towards 
the Joseph and Clara 
Ford Scholarship 
Fund and the Cast\ 
LaboratoiA Fund. 

Announcement was 
made of a $.5,000 gift 
from Joseph B. Arno- 
vitz; gifts from Mrs. 
E. S. Heller and Miss 
Lutie D. Goldstein, 
all of San Francisco, 
addition to new life 
inc'inbers as well as annual members enrolled. 

I hr coiiiinittee of sponsors included New- 
ilcin Bissinger, Philip S, Ehrlich, Marcus 
Id L>er. Mr. and Mrs. Heim Goldman, Richard 
N. tioldman, Mrs. Edgar N. Goldstine, Judge 
l.'iiiis E. Goodman, Mrs. E. S. Heller, Louis 
Ih'iiig, Dr. Bernard Kaufman, Jr., Mrs. 
llainid J. Kaufman. Daniel E. Koshhmd. 

\Uo, Sidney Leibes, Mr. and -Mrs. .M. .M. 
lj-.-rr, I). P. Lilienthal, Cyril Magnin, Mr. 
an.! Mrs. Morris Malnick, Mr. and Mrs. 
l^.nige M. Peizer. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Poise, 
lb nry Robinson. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Rose, 
Siihiey Rudy, .Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Sapper. 
b'^sr H. Steinhart and John Sleinhart. 

Miss Lutie D. 

I many others. 

National Women's Committee Now Numbers 
82 Chapters In Its Strong, Vital Chain 

(Continued jrum page 16) 

Friedlander is program chairman: .Mrs. Nate 

H. Sherman, social chairman. 


SIOL X CITY — A festive lea sponsored by 
this chapter honored the national president, 
-Mrs. Kramer, who also met at luncheon with 
the board. President of this chapter is Mrs. 
A. H. Baron. 


NEW ORLEANS -Heralded as a skit in 
3-D — "Dream, Drama and Destiny of Bran- 
deis University" highlighted a workshop for 
new board members. The novel event was 
staged in the home of Mrs. Mayer Godchaux. 
Commentator was Mrs. Alexander Gottsegen, 
vice-president of the chapter. Local president 
is Mrs. Leo Mervis. 


SALEM — Mrs. -Abrams, national honorary 
director, was speaker for the annual tea of 
Greater Salem Chapter, which includes 
Beverly, Danvers, Ipswich, Peabody and 
Salem. Mrs. .\lexander Strauss of Peabody, 
president of the chapter, conducted the 

WORCESTER — Brandeis Graduate 
School Chairman -Max Lerner addressed a 
record meeting of this chapter, whose presi- 
dent is Mrs. Hyman Heller. Mrs. David L. 
Michelson introduced Professor Lerner. Mrs. 
Mendall Benjamin and Mrs. Samuel Seder 
were in charge of hospitality. Mrs. Israel M. 
Ulian and Mrs. Edward Budnitz poured. 


B-\LTLMORE — For the purpose of ac- 
ipiainting prospective members with "The 
Story of Brandeis," a series of teas was spon- 
sored simultaneously on a single day through- 
out the city. Speakers included Mmes. Lloyd 
Gerber, Joseph Mehlman, Henry Rogers and 
I. I. Rosenbloom. Mrs. Irving Blaustein and 
Mrs. Robert .MeyerhofI are membership co- 


DETROIT — President .Sachar was guest 
of honor at a gala life membership lea in the 
home of Mrs. Irving Goldberg. Life mendier- 
ship chairmen are Mrs. Benjamin Jones and 
Mrs. Sidney Solomon who also were in charge 
of a brunch at the Great Lakes Cbd) at which 
Brandeis Professor James Klee spoke on 

"New Horizons in Psychology. " Local presi- 
dent is Mrs. Samuel .\aron. 

ISew York 

BUFF.\LO — "Creative Arts — A Brandeis 
Challenge" was the subject of Elliot .Silver- 
stein, Brandeis theatre arts instructor, who 
addressed a luncheon-meeting of this cliapter 
which is headed by Mrs. Michael M. Cohn, 
president. Program chairman is Mrs. Irving 


CINCINNATI — .Approximately $2.S.000 
has been contributed by this chapter since 
19.S0 according to a report made at the biurth 
annual luncheon held at the Netherland 
PlazLi with Mrs. James S. Auer, general 
chairman. Speaker for the event was George 
.\lpert, chairman of the Brandeis Board of 
Trustees. Mrs. Philip M. Meyers, honorary 
president and national vice-president, was 
co-chairman. Mrs. Herbert Kupiiin was 
honorary chairman. 

Ilhudp iNlaiKl 

PROVIDENCE — This chapter sponsored 
a successful membership drive with Mrs. 
Bertram L. Bernhardt, general chairman, and 
-Mmes. Jack Westerman, Newton Frank, 
Charles H. Miller and Abraham Oster, co- 
chairmen, assisted by a large committee. 


D.XLLAS — Brjndeis Trustees (diairman 
George .Alpert addressed a tea attended by 
300 and marking the firsi annual meeting of 
this chapter. The affair drew the largest 
attendance of any women's organizational 
group in Dallas history. Mrs. .Sidney Lee, a 
national director, was elected president of 
this chapter. 

Library I*r«'!«<'iil«><l <«ifl 
By Nt'w Orlt'aiiK lliintir 

t^imprisiug a|iiirn\imalei\ ."iOO \ohiuics ol 
eighteenth and nhieteenth century German 
literature, the -Archibald Marx Literature 
Collection has been added to the Brandeis 
Lniversity Library. 

The volumes, all of which were printed in 
Germany, are the gift of \rcliibald Marx of 
New Orleans. 

The ac'(|ui-ilioM lias substantially strength- 
ened the l.ibrars's holdings in comparative 



Greater Boston Women 
Hold Annual Meeting 
Attended by 1,000 

The annual meeting of Greater Boston 
Chapter of the National Women's Committee 
of Brandeis University was held recently in 
the Hotel Somerset. 

More than 1.000 members attended the 
event which was presided over by Mrs. Abra- 
ham Baker, chapter president, who introduced 
Dr. Sachar. 

A highlight of the program was an original 
prose narrative, "In the Beginning," written 
and presented by Miss Gertrude Carnovsky, 
Brandeis faculty administrative assistant. 
Background music for the reading which 
traced the history of the National Women's 
Committee was provided by Mrs. Israel 

A focal point of interest during the coffee 
hour which preceded the meeting was a hand- 
some mural picture nf the I'niversily Library. 
The picture offered a close-up view of the 
new three-story wing recently added through 
the combined efforts of Women's Committee 
members throughout the country. 


Memorializing a distinguished young pianist 
whose untimely death shocked the music 
world, the Fredric R. Mann Chair in Memory 
of William Kapell has 
been established at 
Brandeis University. 

A well-known Phila- 
delphia patron of the 
arts and a Fellow of 
Brandeis University, 
Mr. Mann has desig- 
nated the Chair in 
perpetuity in memory 
of the American vir- 
tuoso killed in a plane accident, October 29, 
1953, while en route home following an inter- 
national concert tour. 

Founder of the famous Robin Hood Dell 
concerts in Philadelphia, Mr. Mann was 
Kapell's patron and had financed the brilliant 
voung pianist's entire musical education. 

.\ graduate of Yale llniversity and the 
Wharton School of Finance of the University 

Fredric R. Mann 

of Pennsylvania, Mr. Mann is prumineni ; 
in business, cultural and philanthropic 

He is president of the Seaboard Container 
Corporation: Recreation Commissioner of the 
City of Philadelphia; member, board of 
directors, Philadelphia Orchestra Associa- 
tion; member, Philadelphia Committee, Met- 
ropolitan Opera Association; member, board 
of Manufacturers Trust Company, New York, 
and holds numerous other posts of respon- 
sibility in scores of business, civic, music and 
communal organizations. 

Some of these include the Factors Corpo- 
ration of America, Bankers Bond & Mortgage 
Guaranty Corporation, Loft Candy Corpora- 
tion, New Y'ork; Free Library of Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 
.\cademy of Natural Sciences of Philadel- 
phia, Philadelphia Psychiatric Hospital, 
Commissioner of Fairmounl Park. Philadel- 
phia, vice-president of American Committee 
Weizmann Institute of Science. 





Business Associates Honor Tubie Resnick 
By Establisiiing Scholarship Foundation 

Tubie Resnik 

Tribute to the outstanding charitable en- 
deavors of Tubie Resnik, executive vice- 
president of Calvert Distillers Corp., New 
York City, recently was paid by his associates 
who established a per- 
petual foundation in 
the interests of Bran 
dels Llniversity. 

came from officers of 
the Tubie Resnik 
Foundation for Bran- 
deis University which 
was organized with 
funds contributed by 

his business associates on the occasion of Mr. 
Resnik's 50th birthday. 

An interesting story lies behind the project: 
As is usual in preparations for a birthday 
party, a fund was collected to present a gift 
to Mr. Resnik. When he learned of it, how- 
ever, he asked that the money be used instead 
for Brandeis University. 

"I've always had a keen interest in Brandeis 
University," said Mr. Resnik, "and if this 
money is set aside for scholarships and for 
Brandeis, I will get pleasure from knowing 
that young people will receive the advantage 

of a college education which 1 uniortunately 
was unable to obtain." 

Officers of the Foundation plan to expand 
the fund to include not only scholarships but 
other activities in the interests of Brandeis 
and to "promote better citizenship and 

Mr. Resnik, who spent his boyhood in St. 
Joseph, Mo., moved to Los Angeles. Calif., in 
his twenties, and there was sales manager and 
later vice-president for a prominent wholesale 
drug house. He moved to New York 14 years 
ago when he joined the Calvert concern. 

He has long been active in fund-raising for 
Brandeis and is a co-chairman of the Friends 
of Brandeis L'niversity in the Liquors, Wines 
and Spirits Industry. 

His charitable endeavors include United 
Jewish Appeal, Federation of Jewish Chari- 
ties, United Negro College Fund, N,\ACP, 
and many others. 

Elected officers of the Foundation are: Mr. 
Resnik, president : Gertrude Resnik. W. W . 
Wachtel, Walter F. Terry, Myron Froelich. 
and Sidney J. Rosen, vice presidents; Charles 
J. Reilly, secretary-treasurer, and Frederick 
J. Lind, attorney. 

4'hoinistr.y Scliolarxhip to 
Honor Double oliiliilpv 

Marking a "Diamond Birthday" and a 
"Golden Business Anniversary," the Meno 
Lissauer Scholarship was recently created. 

It will be awarded annually to an outstand- 
ing student in the field of chemistry and will 
honor the 75th birthday and 30th year in 
industry of Dr. Meno Lissauer, chairman of 
the board of Associated Metals & Minerals 
Corp., New York City. 

Born in Lubeck. Germany, Meno Lissauer 
established himself in business in Cologne, 
Germany, in 1903, and four years later, 
founded the firm of M. Lissauer & Co. This 
organization became one of the outstanding 
metal and ore firms abroad, with branches, 
and agencies in all major capitals of Europ^ 
Later, it spread to other continents. 

In 1922, the Institute of Technology 
Aachen, Germany, bestowed upon Mr. Lis- 
sauer the honorary degree of Doctor of' 

Forced out of Germany in 1937. and. in 
1940, compelled to flee from Holland, he 
emigrated to the L'nited States in 1941. In 
1947, he became an American citizen. 

The scholarship was created in his honor m 
connection with a testimonial dinner recently 
tendered Dr. Lissauer by the Associated 
Metals & Minerals Corp., of which Walter M. 
Rothschild is president. 



Brandeis University is pleased to announce the addition of 131 names to the 
tal life membership roster of the University Associates, as reported on January 22 
Y Morris S. Shapiro, national life membership chairman. 

The pioneer group of life members, mentioned in previous issues of the Brandeis 
ulletin. numbered 188. As this goes to press, a total of 319 men and women from 
2 states covering all sections of the nation have contributed S2,000 each for life 
embership in the organization which acts as "foster alumni" to one of America's 
iwest universities. 

Brandeis University is proud to welcome the following additional life members: 


iVERLV Hills - Charles Brown. Dr. Louis W. 
nzig, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Press, Mr. and 
rs. Isadore Rosenus, G. Harry Rothberg. 

OLLVWOOD - Joseph S. Best, Charles Krown, 
r, and Mrs. Senial Ostrow. 

}S .Angeles - Sol Andrews, Michael C. Birn- 

ant, William Goetz, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. 

ordean, E. Phillip Lyon, Edward Mitchell. 

scar Pattiz. Dr. George Piness, Justin G. 


AKL.4ND - Harry Poise. 

IN Francisco - Max Sobel. 


[lAMi Bi;ach - .\lhert Pick. 

HICAGO- Jacob \1. Alexander. Emanuel B. 
etzoff, George Goldstein, Lew M. Goodman, 
lien Grawoig Family Foundation. Meyer 
atz, Howard F, Leopold Family Foundation, 
aurice Nierenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. 
chatz, J. J. Shelley, Isaac Wagner. 


OSTON - Leo Allen. George Alpert. Richard 
Berenson, Henry C. Berlin. Herman B. 
ohen. Jack Cohen, Abram B. Fox, Harold L 
arman. Judge Jacob J. Kaplan, Herbert C. 
ee, Dr. and Mrs. Samuel \. Levine, Mark 
inenthal, .\bram Salter, Frank S. Shapiro, 
■eorge Shapiro, James Shapiro, Abraham E. 
hiager, Benjamin Ulin, Leo Wasserman, 
lurray White. 

IROOKLINE - Nathan Brezner. Matthew 
irown, Grover B. and Maurice .\. Daniels. 
.Ibert Feldman, Joseph F. Ford. Mrs. Joseph 
'. Ford. Bennett M. Groisser. Edward A. and 
lose E. Levin, Herman A. Mintz, William J. 
lishel, Jacob Reed. 

Cambridge - Edward Cohen. 

Iaverhill - Earl Asbworth. 

.YNN - Dr. Harold I. Cohen. Hyman A. 

^ATTApan - Mrs. Frank Casty. 

'(ewton - Irving .\brams. Alvin Allen. Elliot 

Benjamin. Morris Borkim, Herbert J. Chernis, 
Max Chernis, Abner Cohan. Rubin Epstein, 
Frank G. Feldman. Joseph Feldman, Philip 
Feldman, Herman Gilman, Oscar H. Horovitz. 
Joseph Kaplan. Abraham I. Kaye. D. Allen 
Lenk. Barnett Miller. Mrs. Abram L. .Sachar. 
Teviah Sachs, .\rthur .Shaclman. Dr. Robert 

RoxBiRY - Joseph G. Riesman. 
Saucus - Paul Gibbs. 
Springfield - Max Katz. 
SwAMPSCOTT - Morris Gass. 


Detroit - Sidney J. .Allen. Murray .Mtnian, 
C -Allen Harlan, Mr. and Mrs. xMyron Stein- 
berg, Paul Zuckerman. 


St. Lolis - L M. Kay. 

IVew Jersey 

Elizabeth - Bertram .S. Reitman. 

Jersey City -Mr. and Mrs. Jacob M. Eng- 

Xew Vork 

.\lbany - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Buchinan. 
Jack Goodman, Sidney M. Rosenstock. 

Buffalo - .Albert Branse, Ben L. Kublick, 
Joseph Markel, Max Rosenberg, Edward 
Schwartz, Isador Setel, Maurice S. Tabor. 

New York - Harry Ball. Samuel Feldman, 
Edward Gottesman, Benjamin Shapiro, Mrs. 
Robert I. Wishnick. 

Rye -Jack Garner. 

Schenectady - Ben and \\ illiam Golub. 

Troy -Harold and Julius Gnodniaii. 


Cleveland - R. B. Beckler. S. N. Goldman. 
Samuel Horwitz, Albert A. Levin, Ben D. 


Tl LSA - Dr. Irving \^ ebber. 

presentation of a Brandeis Vniversity Fellow's 
Certificate to Frank H. Reitman at a dinner 
tendered recently in Neicark, N. J. Left to 
right are Raymond E. Reitman. Frank H. 
Reitman and Sidney E. Harris. 

Honor Appointment oi 
Newark Civic Leader 
As Brandeis Fellow 

A gala dinner marking the appointment of 
Frank H. Reitman of East Orange. N. J., a 
Fellow of Brandeis I'niversity and honoring 
both Mr. Reitman and President Sachar, was 
held in the Essex House, Newark, N. J. 

Communal leaders from throughout Essex 
County gathered for the dinner which was 
addressed by Dr. Sachar who reviewed the 
University's growth and achievements. 

Mr. Reilman. who is president of Gals- 
worthy. Inc., Newark wholesale liquor firm, 
is actively identified with numerous civic and 
charitable organizations. 

Fellows of Brandeis University are selected 
from among men and women distinguished in 
the arts and sciences and prominent in the 
business and professional life of communities 
throughout the nation who have manifested 
an active interest in the development of the 

Sidney E. Harris and Raymond E. Reitman 
were co-chairmen of the executive committee 
for the dinner. 


Philadelphia- Nathan B. Moldawer. Harry 
.A. Robinson. 


Hot .ston - Louis Kaplan. .Simon Sakowitz, 
I. Weiner. Joe ^'i eingarten. 


MiLWAi KEE - Benjamin Adelman. 



From coast to coast, the Brandeis Liniveisity Associates movement continues 
to expand and to assure the financial underpinning of the L'niversity's operating 
costs. Following are reports of meetings held recently by groups in diversified 
sections of the nation to spur interest in the aims and accomplishments of Brandeis. 

Birmingham. .\la. 

Birmingham's first meetini; in helialf of 
Brandeis L niversity was held at the Fair- 
mount Country Club, with Leon Aland as 
chairman for the dinner-gathering. 

Speaker for the occasion was Benny Fried- 
man, University athletics director, who 
recounted the history of Brandeis. its aims 
and accomplishments. 

Committee members assisting Mr. Aland 
were Marvin Engel. E. M. Friend, .loseph 
Goldstein. Herman Goldstein, Bernie Feld. 
.Ir., Dr. Irving Z. Harris, Emil C. Hess. Max 
Hurvich. Max L. Kimerling, Benjamin 
Leader, Leroy Monsky, Mayer U. Newfield. 
Fred W. Nichols. James L. Permutt. Alex 
Rittenbaum, Ben S. Weil and Dr. Milton Fies. 

.A dinner to be sponsored in behalf of 
Brandeis Ij niversity by Louis Pizits and .Mr. 
and Mrs. Joseph Smolian in their home is 
being j>lannrd btr the spring. 

Ilavorliill. ^laNs. 

Keen interest »as stirred at a meeting of 
Haverhill community leaders in behalf of 
Brandeis Iniversity, held at the Temple 
Emanuel Community Center. 

Sharing the speakers" platform were Judge 
David A. Rose of Newton. .Mass.. and Benny 

Max D. Klayman was chairman of the 
meeting. His committee included Earl .-Vsh- 
worth, Louis Kaplan of .\mesbury, Mass.. 
Aleck H. Stein and Harry S. Wise. .Assist- 
ance was rendered also by Joseph Moseson. 
executive director of the Community Center. 

Serving as hostesses were Mrs. Max D. 
Klayman, Mrs. Irving Lambert and Mrs. 
Abraham Margolis of the Haverhill Chapter 
of the National Women's Committee of 

Outstanding post-meeting work was done 
by Mr. Klayman who enrolled a large number 
of new members from the Haverhill area. 

Albany. !V. Y. 

-Associates of the Albany Chapter held a 
dinner at the De^itt Clinton Hotel, honoring 
Dr. Max Lerner, chairman of the Brandeis 
University Graduate School of .Arts and 
Sciences, and Milton Kabn. National chair- 
man of the .Associates, 

Serving as chairman of the dinner com- 
mittee was Samuel E. .Aronowitz, a Fellow of 
Brandeis University. 

Committee members included Dr. Morris 

.Alpert. Dr. Philiji L. Forster. Julius J. Good- 
man. Richard Levi. .Myron S. Strasser, Joseph 

.Also assisting in all arrangements were 
officers of the local chapter of the National 
\A'omen's Committee of Brandeis, including 
Mines. Frederick S. deBeer, William .A. Fien- 
berg, Edgar E. Fischer, N. Bernard Silbert 
and David \A anger. 

S«'henoi'tady, N. V. 

A Schenectady Chapter of "foster alumni" 
was organized recently at a meeting of com- 
munal leaders in that area, held in the home 
of Dr. Walter S. Gross. 

Speaker lor the occasion was Dr. Ludwig 
Lewisohn. noted author and Brandeis pro- 
fessor of comparative literature. 

All present at the gathering enrolled as 
members of the Brandeis Associates and two 
life members were announced. 

Directly attributable to the dynamic efforts 
of the chairman. Dr. Gross, were the gratify- 
ing results of the meeting. 

.At the suggestion of S. Robert Silverman. 
Schenectady attorney, an executive committee 
was formed to institute a year-'round mem- 
bership campaign in behalf of the .Associates. 

The conunittee. headed by Dr. Gross, com- 
prises Charles Bufl, Mayer L. Cramer, Ber- 
nard and William Golub. Paul Dworsky, 
Maurice B. Graubart, Samuel Graubart. 
Joseph E. Grosberg, Harold M. Lubel, Leon 
Novack, Harry Ruvin, Samuel M. Scheinzeit. 
.Mr. Silverman. Henry Weiss and Morton 
A ulman. 

Vtica, X. V. 

Brandeis Professor Ludwig Lewisohn also 
addressed a meeting of L'tica leaders who 
gathered at the home of .Arthur Alarkson 
recently in behalf of the University. 

Air. Markson was chairman of the meeting 
at which plans were discussed for the estab- 
lishing of scholarships. 

1'oungstown. Oliiw 

An enthusiastic gathering of A iiungslown 
Associates was addressed by Brandeis Trus- 
tees Chairman George .Alpert and Athletics 
Director Benny Friedman. 

The large meeting, open to the public and 
held in the Temple, was preceded by a 

Ben D. Zt'vin 

Maryland Governor 
Among Speakers at 
Cleveland Dinner 

.A record crowd attended a dinner-meeting 
of the Cleveland Associates of Brandeis IJni- 
versity held at the Beechmont Country Club 
in that city. 

Sharing the speat 
crs' platform were 
Governor Theodore R. 
McKeldin of Mary- 
land, a Fellow of 
Brandeis: Presidents 
.Sachar. and Benny 
Friedman, llniversity j) 
athletics director. 
General chairman | 
for the successful event was Ben D. Zevin, I 
also a Fellow of the University. I 

Co-chairmen were Louis E. Emsheimer, 
Stanley Friedman. Louis G. Herman, Willard 
P. Livingston. Bernard E. Rand, Alfred I. 
Soltz and William J. Wilkoff. 

The committee included Sanford Arsham. 
Dr. J. M. Bell. Maurice Bernstein. Howard 1. 
Bloomfield. Samuel Deutsch. Emil AI. Elder. 
Jared Faulb. Clarence Fishel, Martin Fried- 
man, Eugene H. Goodman, Philmore J. 
Haber, Joseph Hartzmark, Irving Kane, 
Milton C. Kane, Isadore Kastin. 

.Also. Maurice J. Lazar, Jack Alandel, Alex 
Miller, James H. Aliller, David Aloritz, D.ivid 
N. Myers. Lloyd S. Schwenger, Ezra 7 
Shapiro, Howard M. Silver, Joseph Spivark, 
.Samuel J. Weiner. Lester Wien and Jiiil;;i' 
Albert A. \^oldman. 

dinner-gathering in the home of Herbert 
Osgood who served as co-chairman with 
Milton Klivans. 

Ciiattauooga, Tenn. 

The Edgewood Country Club in (!hatta- 
nooga was the scene of a dinner-meeting of 
Brandeis Lniversity "foster alumni." 

Brandeis Athletics Director Benny Fried- 
man, guest of honor, was principal speaker. 

Several new .Associates were enrolled at the 
event, in addition to renewals by annual 

Harry Miller and Manuel Russ, co-chair- 
men, were assisted by the following com- 
mittee members: 

-\be J. .Alper, George Berke, Ben Block, 
Herman Brener, Felix Diamond, Sam P. 
Diamond. .Al)e EfTron, M. B. Finkelstein, 
A. J. Kobleniz, Murray Lebovitz, Harry 
Levin, J. L. Levine, Dr. Harold Schwartz. 
.Abe Solomon. Jay Solomon. Louis W iner. and 
Harry \^ ise, Jr. 


Brandeis Theatre Arts Professor Louis Kronenberger — drama critic, editor 
and essayist of note — continues his well-known prolific pace. This season, he has 
published a book, "George Bernard Shaw: A Critical Survey," followed by his first 
Best Plays annual, covering the Broadway season of 1952-53, and the Broadway 
play, "Mademoiselle Colombe," adapted from the French of Jean Anouilh .... 

At a meeting of the New England College English Association held at Wellesley 
College recently, Milton Hindus, Brandeis English professor, participated in a panel 
discussion of "The Poetry of Whitman," together with Clark Griffith of Harvard 
University and Norman Holmes Pearson of Yale University .... 

Five years ago, Dr. John Burt Wight, Brandeis instructor in English compo- 
sition, wrote "An Outline History of the United States" in Basic English for use in 
Americanization classes and by students with reading difficulties. Later, the State 
Department purchased copies of the booklet for its overseas Information Centers. 
Latest development is its translation into Turkish (last year) and Burmese (this year) for 
the benefit of those who cannot read even Basic English .... 

"The Critic as Crusader" was the subject for a symposium in New York City 
with Virgil Thomson, Herald Tribune music critic, as moderator. Arthur V. Berger, 
Brandeis music professor, was a panel member together with Olin Downes, Times critic; 
Arthur Judson, New York Philharmonic manager, and Lincoln Kirstein, art critic. 
Professor Berger, formerly music critic with the Herald Tribune, is author of a new 
book, "Aaron Copland," a biography of the noted composer .... 

"Character and Social Structure," a book by Dr. Hans H. Gerth, Mortimer 
Gryzmish Visiting Professor of Human Relations, has just been published by Harcourt, 
Brace and Company. Professor Gerth is also co-editing, together with Philip Rieff, 
Brandeis instructor, and James L. Adams of the University of Chicago, a reader on 
"Sociology of Religion" which the Beacon Hill Press will publish .... 

Entered ai Second Clots Matter 
the Pott Office ot Boston. Ma 

The Lighter Side... 

College life, of course, is not all notes and texts. 

At Brandeis University, the winter fun calendar runs 
the gamut from dances — resplendently formal — to 
the strictly informal rush for skates when ice shimmers 
on the pond in Hamilton Quadrangle. 

At left (top to bottom): 

Winter Week-End Sno-Ball, traditional formal held in 
the ballroom of the Sheraton-Plaza, metropolitan 
Boston hotel. 

Cantemos — which is Spanish for "songfest" — 
which is a good old American college custom. Infor- 
mality is the keynote as students crowd cushions 
strewn around the young guitarists. 

Winter brings out the chivalry in 
Brandeis men ... in direct ratio 
to the helplessness of coeds who 
can't manage the laces on their 

Truly a "winter wonderland," 
the Brandeis University campus 
invites not only skating and ski 
practice on its snow-crowned 
acreage . . . but time out, 
too, to build an old-fashioned 
snowman in ultra-modern Ridge- 
wood Quadrangle. 

N E W S - R E V I E 

The Board of Trustees 

George Alpert, Chairman 
Joseph F. Ford, Treasurer 
Norman S. Rabb, Secretary 
James J. Axelrod 
Abraham Feinberc 
Meyer Jaffe 
Jack M. Kaplan 
EhjDLEY Kimball 
Jessie Kramer 
Adele Rosenwald Levy 
Isadob Lubin 
William Mazib 
Joseph M. Proskauer 
Israel Rogosin 
Eleanor Roosevelt 
Jacob Shapiro 
Morris S. Shapiro 


Three Chapels 

Commeneemeiit 1954 

Commenceinent Highlights 

President of the University 
Dr. Abram L. Sachar 

Fellows of the University 

Hon. Herbert H. Lehman, 
Honorary Chairman 

Frank L. Weil, 

News of the University 


outside bach cover 

Mrs. Louis L Kramer 


National Women's Committee 

Milton Kahn 
National Chairman, 
Brandeis Associates 

Joseph Linsey 


Brandeis Athletic Association 

Daniel Weisberg 


Friends of the School of Creative Arts 

Gustav Ranis, '52 
Alumni Association 

n The 

Cover . 

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An artist's 

concept of the 




soon to be 


structed at 

Brandeis University. This 

unique relifiious grouping. 


one of its 

kind, will stand 

as a symb 

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rotherhood and good 




Emanuex M. Gilbebt. Director 

Editor: Nanette H. Bernstein 

Campus photos by Ralph Norman 

VOL. Ill, No. 4 MAY. 1954 

Brandeis Universitr Bulletin, published four times a year (once in August, 
October. February and May) at Brandeis University. Waltham 54, MasB. 
Entered as second class matter at the Post Office at Boston, Mass. 



' ' Brandeis University to provide for the spiritual needs of its 
students of the three major faiths. 

Three individual chapel buildings — dramatically beautiful in their 
clean modern lines — will be erected on campus to serve Catholic, Protes- 
tant, and Jewish students. 

It was clear from the very beginning of the University's life that 
provision must be made for a chapel development. 

The University has no doctrinal slant and there is no official chaplain 
nor any compulsory services. Denominational factors do not influence 
the development of the curriculum nor the choice of student body and 
faculty . . . 

Yet, adherence to this principle does not imply that the University is 
indifferent to the religious life of the students, nor that it minimizes the 
significance of the religious experience. 

"Fact and data," President Sachar has emphasized, "must be integrated 
with value and purpose, else the student is left without spiritual anchorage." 

1^1 EARLY THREE YEARS AGO, resources became available for the building 
of a modest Jewish chapel. This came about through the grateful patients 
and the friends of a beloved Boston surgeon. Dr. David D. Berlin, who 
contributed to a fund to establish the Mendel and Leah Berlin Chapel in 
memory of Dr. Berlin's parents. 

J LINE BRINGS the loveliest season of the year to the 
Brandeis University campus as a fitting backdrop to the 
academic finale: Commencement. 

The majestic sweep of tree-dotted green soon will be 
thronged with thousands of visitors gathered for a week 
of excitement and significance to the University and its 

Climaxing the program will be the Commencement 
Exercises to be held on Sunday morning, June 13, in the 
outdoor charm of the Ullman Amphitheatre facing the 
campus grape arbor. 

Here, Brandeis University's third class will be gradu- 
ated as 150 capped-and-gowned students march — sol- 
emnly and jubilantly — to receive their well-earned 
sheepskins. And the University will present its first 
advanced degrees to candidates from its Graduate School 
of Arts and Sciences which opened last fall. 

Principal Commencement speaker will be a distin- 
guished educator and liberal leader. Dr. Buell Gordon 
Gallagher, president of the City College of New York. 

r OR THE SECOND TIME in its history, Brandeis Uni- 
versity will award honorary degrees at its Commencement 
Exercises and five outstanding figures, including Dr. 
Gallagher, have been chosen as recipients: 

Dr. Alvin Johnson, president emeritus of the New 
School for Social Research, noted economist and founder 
of the School's University in Exile. 

Herbert H. Lehman. New York Senator, former 
Governor, long-time champion of humanitarian causes, 
and honorary chairman of the Fellows of Brandeis 

Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, known for many civic activ- 
ities and most lately for her work as a member of the 
United States delegation to the United Nations and as 
chairman of the UN Commission on Human Rights. She 
is a trustee of Brandeis University. 

Dr. Selman A. Waksman. chairman of the Micro- 


biology Department at Rutgers University and consultant 
on science for Brandeis University, who was awarded the 
1952 Nobel Prize in medicine for his work in the discovery 
of streptomycin. 

JliVERY STATE in the Union is expected to be repre- 
sented by Brandeis alumni — the returning alumni of two 
classes and the "foster alumni" arriving for the fourth 
annual National Assembly of Brandeis University Asso- 
ciates and the sixth annual Conference of the National 
Women's Committee. 

A Fellows Dinner, presided over by Frank L. Weil 
of New York Citv. chairman, and addressed by Senator 
Herbert H. Lehman, will be held the night before Com- 
mencement in the handsome new Student Center and will 
be attended also by the Brandeis Associates. 

Associates' workshop sessions are scheduled for Sun- 
day afternoon. June 13, when representatives of the more 
than 6.000 members in this country, Canada, and Cuba, 
will be welcomed by National Chairman Milton Kahn of 
Boston, and Harold Sherman Goldberg, president of the 
Greater Boston Chapter, 

Mrs, David Rose of Newton Centre, Mass,, is Con- 
ference chairman for a three-day galaxy of meetings, 
workshops, and social events which will open for the 
National Women's Committee following the Commence- 
ment Exercises. This organization, headed by Mrs. Louis 
L Kramer of Providence, R. L, national president, num- 
bers 84 chapters encompassing close to 44,000 members. 

A major occasion will be the dedication on Monday 
afternoon, June 14, of the new three-story Library Wing 
built and equipped with funds provided by the National 
Women's Committee. 

IVIany OTHER MEMORABLE EVENTS will fill the Com- 
mencement Week program and highlights are chronicled 
in the calendar facing this page. Sharing the spotlight as 
always will be the campus itself . . . Spring-crowned and 
burgeoning , . . Brandeis at its beautiful best. 


Dr. Buell G. Gallagher 


Dr. Alvin Johnson 

Mrs, Eleanor Roosevelt Sen. Herbert H. Lehman Dr. Selman A. Waksman 


Friday, Jane 1 1 

6:00 p.m. Honors Society, Annual Dinner - Lisen Commons Room. 

8.30 p.m. Alumni Association, Reunion - Club Lounge and Fac- 
ulty Dining Room. 

Saturday, June 12 

10:00 a.m. Alumni Association, Meeting - Usen Commons Room. 

1 1 :00 a.m. Baccalaureate Exercises - Seifer Auditorium, Ford 
Address by President Sachar 

12:30 p.m. Baccalaureate Luncheon - Student Center Dining Hall 
and Lawn. 

6:30 p.m. Fellows. Annual Dinner and Reception - Student 
Center Lounges. 

Frank L. Weil, Chairman, presiding 
Trustees Chairman George Alpert, Greetings 
Senator Herbert H. Lehman 
Dr. Max Lerner 
President Sachar 

6:30 p.m. Alumni Association, Annual Dinner - Student Center 
Dining Hall. 

8:30 p.m. Alumni Association, Open House - Smith Lounge. 

Sunday, June 13 

9:00 a.m. Faculty Breakfast for Honored Guests - Student Center 
Dining Hall. 

9:00 a.m. Board of Trustees, Annual Meeting - Faculty Dining 

1 1 :00 a.m. Commencement Exercises - UUman Amphitheatre. 
Senior Address, Robert Samuels 
Address, Dr. Buell Gordon Gallagher 
Report, President Sachar 

Presentation of Baccalaureate Degrees, Graduate De- 
grees, and Honorary Degrees 

1 :30 p.m. Commencement Luncheon for all Guests - Apple 

2:45 p.m. National Women's Committee, Opening Session of Con- 
ference - Seifer Hall. 

Mrs. David A. Rose, Conference Chairman, presiding 

Reports: Mrs. I. A. Finkelstein. Mrs. Arthur Levy, Mrs. 
Henry J. Zyfers 

3:00 p.m. Brandeis University Associates, National Assembly - 
Usen Commons Room. 
Milton Kahn, National Chairman, presiding 

7:00 p.m. National Women's Committee, Opening Banquet - 
Student Center. 

President's Report by Mrs. Louis I. Kramer 

Acceptance of Chapter Gifts by Trustees Chairman 
George Alpert 

Welcoming Address, President Sachar 

John Moriarty, Graduate Student, Pianist 
Ramon Gilbert, '54, Vocalist 

Monday, June 14 

9:15 a.m. National Women's Committee, Round Tables. 

12:30 p.m. National Women's Committee, Luncheon - Library 

1 :30 p.m. Library Wing Dedication. 

Speakers: Mrs. Louis 1. Kramer, Meyer Jaffe, Chair- 
man of Building Committee of Board of Trustees, 
President Sachar, and Dr. Simon Rawidowicz, Faculty 
Chairman of Library Committee 

2:00 p.m. National Women's Committee, Book Fund and Special 
Book Collection Session; Louis Schreiber, Librarian - 

4:00 p.m. National Women's Committee, Business Session. 

4:45 p.m. Tour of the Library. 

7:00 p.m. National Women's Committee, Dinner - Student Center. 
"A Student Comes to Brandeis" 

, Narrator: Clarence Q. Berger, Executive Assistant to 

the President 

William Marsh, Jr., Jean Mecham, Nadav Safran, 
Miriam Feingold, all Class of '54 

Prof. Marie Syrkin, Chairman, Faculty Committee on 
Admissions and Scholarships 

C. Ruggles Smith, Director of Admissions and Regis- 
Charles W. Duhig, Director of Student Personnel 

10:00 p.m. Informal Party of National Women's Committee - 

Tuesday, June 15 

9:30 a.m. Business Session of National Women's Committee. 

12:30 p.m. National Women's Committee, Luncheon and Reports - 
Student Center. 

1 :30 p.m. National Women's Committee, Public Relations Work- 
shop Session; Emanuel M. GUbert, Director of Public 

4:00 p.m. Tour of the Campus. 

7:00 p.m. National Women's Committee, Banquet and Installation 
- Student Center. 

Symposium: "Education in a Free Society" 
President Sachar, Moderator 
Dr. Max Lerner 
Dr. Louis Kronenberger 
Dr. Leo Szilard 
Dr. James V. Cunningham 

Wednesday, June 16 

9:30 a.m. National Women's Committee, Leadership Training 
Institute, Mrs. David M. Small - Student Center. 

I 1 :00 a.m. National Women's Committee, Post-Conference Board 
Meeting - Hamilton B. 


Word recently was received of the award of 
a Fulbright scholarship to RIma Drell, '54, of 
the Bronx, N. Y., for one year's study in French 
literature at the University of Caen In France. 

This coveted award was established by Act 
of Congress to increase mutual understanding 
between the United States and other countries, 
and is regarded as an outstanding academic 



Three new appointments have been added to the distinguished roster of Fellows 
of Brandeis University. The new Fellows are Simon E. SobelofI, Solicitor General 
of the United States; Abe Stark, President of the New York City Council, and Tubie 
Resnik, prominent New York industrialist. 

Simon E. Sobeloff 

Fellows of Brandeis University are selected 
from men and women prominent in civic, 
business and professional life of communities 
throughout the nation, 
who have manifested 
an active interest in 
the development of 
the University. 

Senator Herbert H. 
Lehman of New York 
serves as honorary 
chairman of the Fel- 
lows. Chairman is 
Frank L. Weil, well- 
known attorney, also of New York. Fellows 
of Brandeis University now represent 35 cities 
in 21 states and Canada. 

Occupied Public Posts 

A native Baltimorean, Solicitor General 
SobelofI has practised law for 37 years. From 
time to time, he has occupied public posts but 
always in the line of his profession. Chief 
among these have been his services as United 
States .\ttorney for the District of Maryland, 
and later as City Solicitor of Baltimore. 

He has long been interested in social legis- 
lation and, before enactment of the Federal 
Social Security Law, drafted and sponsored 
Unemployment Insurance for Maryland. 

At the forefront of civic affairs, he has 
served several terms as vice-president of the 
Prisoners" .\id Association and is a member 
of its board of directors. He is also a member 
of the executive board of the Baltimore Urban 

He was Chief Judge of the Court of Ap- 
peals of Maryland from 1952 to 1954. Last 

February, he became Solicitor General of the 
United States. 

.\ctive in numerous fraternal and charitable 
organizations, he holds many offices both 
locally and nationally. 

Surmounted Obstacles 

New York City"s Council President, .\be 
Stark, was the son of poor immigrant parents 
and began his working life at the age of seven, 
selling newspapers. At 12, his adult life 
began in earnest and he quit school to take a 
job in a clothing store. 

In 1915. he opened 
his own retail cloth- 
ing store which has 
grown into a large and 
prosperous business. 

Dozens of organiza- 
tions, charities and 
civic endeavors have 
actively enlisted his 
work and direction for 
many years. Perhaps 
the most famous is the Brownsville Boys 
Club. He is the president of this outstanding 
public service organization, largest and finest 
boys' club in the world. 

Raised in Missouri 

Mr. Resnik, who is executive vice-president 
of Calvert Distillers Corporation, spent his 
boyhood in St. Joseph, Mo. 

In his twenties, he moved to Los Angeles, 
Calif., and there was sales manager and later 
vice-president for a prominent wholesale drug 

Fourteen years ago, he moved to New York 

Abe Slark 

where he joined the Calvert concern am 

where his associates recently honored hin 

on the occasion of hii 

50th birthday by es 

tablishing the Tubii 

liesnik Foundation fo 

Urandeis University. 

For many years h( 

has been actively iden: 

tided with furtherini 

civic and philan 

Tuhie Resnik thropic causes. Hi 

charitable endeavor 

include the United Jewish Appeal, Federatior 

of Jewish Charities, United Negro Collegi 

Fund, NAACP, and many others. 

CELEBRATED POET Ruben Frust, General 
Education S lecturer, addresses an injormai 
group oj students gathered in one of the 
lounges of the new Student Center. 



A $28,500 grant has been awarded by the 
\aiiiinal Institute of Health to Dr. Orrie 
"lieilman of the Brandeis University chem- 
-irv faculty, to support three years of 
esearch on the development of chemical 
gents for use in the treatment of cancer. 

[)r. ."Mberl Kelner, another Brandeis Uni- 
ersity professor, is engaged in microbio- 

brmer Congresswoman 
fiddresses Meeting of 
Atlanta Associates 

Approximately $50,000 in benefactions to 
he University was subscribed at an enthusi- 
isiic dinner-meeting sponsored by the Atlanta 
Gi'urgia) Associates in the Standard Town 
ind Country Club. 

A gathering of more 
Rormer Congresswom- 
an Helen Gahagan 
Douglas and Presi- 
^enl Sachar address 
[hf event which was 
liiuiillghted by an- 
nouncement of eight 
inew life members. 

than 200 heard 

Louis Aronslam 

Ud-chairnien were 
Liiuis .^ronstain and 
Frank Carson, both 
Fclliius of Brandeis University. 

The committee included A. R. Abrams, 
Mt\er Balser, William Breman, Saul Blumen- 
;hal, Sidney Cavalier, Henry Chanin, Herbert 
Cohen, I. T. Cohen, Alex Dittler, Sam Eplan, 
Gerald Ghertner, Sol Golden, Abe Goldstein, 
Dr. Irving Goldstein, 
Dr. Irving Greenberg, 
Harry Harrison, Hy- 
Tiiaii S. .lacobs. Dr. 
Siiliicy Q. .lanus. ^^B<^ ^Sk 

\lso, Donald Kauf- 
man, Max London, 
Thomas Makover, 
Harold Marcus, Ben 
Massell, Armand May, Frank Garson 

Sam Miller, Barney 

Medintz, Albert E. Mayer, Herbert Ringel, 
Charles Rinzler, Max Rittenbaum, Sam Roth- 
berg, David L. Slann, Harry Stern, A. J. 
Weinberg, Dr. James Weinberg, Morton L. 

Mrs. Sidney Q. Janus, Mrs. Harold Marcus 
and Mrs. Harry Stern also served on the 
committee for the successful affair. 

logical researches that are also related to the 
problem of cancer. 

Dr. Friedman's project will be concerned 
with the synthesis of highly toxic substances 
which, with chemical modification, could be 
developed into drugs for the possible treat- 
ment of cancer. 

The research is an extension and develop- 
ment of work done by Dr. Friedman while a 
member of the faculty of Harvard Medical 
School, work which was concerned with the 
utilization of certain cell enzymes in tumors 
as a means of inhibiting tumor growth. 

Dr. Friedman, a graduate of McGill Uni- 
versity, formerly was assistant professor of 
chemistry at the Harvard Medical School. 

He will be assisted in this project at Bran- 
deis by Dr. Eliyahu Boger, chief chemist of a 
division of the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture 
and formerly with the Hebrew University. 

Vaeatiitner in Florida 
Is Host for Drandeis 

Wintering at the Sea Isle Hotel in Miami 
Beach, Fla., Nathan Schwartz, president of 
the Allied Corporation of Boston, together 
with his wife and with the assistance of their 
son. Joseph, recently tendered a luncheon in 
behalf of Brandeis for non-residents. 

Twelve life members of the Brandeis Uni- 
versity Associates were enrolled at the 
luncheon. Mr. Schwartz, who is himself a 
life member, has long been a generous bene- 
factor of Brandeis and is the founder of 
Schwartz Hall, one of the women's dormi- 
tories. He and his family reside in Newton, 

Varsity Football Schedule 

Bill McKenna, '55, of Salem, Mass., who 
was selected for a coveted place on the 
United Press All - New England Football 
Team, will lead the Brandeis eleven as cap- 
tain next year. The schedule follows: 

Sept. 25 Boston University [Night] Away 

Oct. 2 Springfield College Home 

Oct. 9 Bates College Home 

Oct. 23 U. of N. H. [Homecoming] Home 

Oct. 30 University of Bridgeport Home 

Nov. 6 Temple University Away 

Nov. 13 University of Buffalo Away 

Nov. 20 New Haven St. Teachers Coll. Away 


Enrolled with a group of 53 life members 
of the Springfield Chapter of the National 
Women's Committee are three who are the 
youngest in the organizations history. 

They are (left to right) Louise Schaffer, 
age 13, of Longmeadow, Mass.; Myra 
Swirsky, 2%, also of Longmeadow, and Har- 
riet Levine, 12, of Springfield, pictured with 
Mrs. Abraham Katz who opened her Long- 
meadow home for the life membership 

Airs. A. Leo Cohen is president of the 
Springfield Chapter ivhich has a total of 187 
life members. Mrs. Edward Schaffer is chap- 
ter chairman of life membership. 

Brandeis Student Is 
Signally Honored 

First teen-ager to receive a national broth- 
erhood award from the National Conference 
of Christians and 
Jews is a Brandeis 
University co-ed. 

She is Hoosier-born 
Diane Pollack who 
was graduated from 
James W h i t c o m b 
Riley High School in 
South Bend, Ind., and 
is now completing her 
freshman year at 

Diane was nominated for the award by the 
South Bend Mishawaka Round Table of the 
National Conference for her "outstanding 
record of youth leadership for brotherhood in 
the schools, the synagogue, and the commu- 

Formal presentation of the award was made 
on the opening day of Brotherhood Week, on 
Paul Wliiteman's Teen Club television net- 
work program. 

Diane I'ollack 


Meetings of Brandeis University Associates in cities throughout the country 
continue to spur activities in behalf of the University's dynamic growth. Following 
is a cross-section of reports of activities from groups in various sections : 

Omaha, Nebr. 

Omaha's first meeting in behalf of Brandeis 
University took the form of a dinner in the 
Blackstone Hotel Ballroom. 

The history of Brandeis, together with its 
aims and achievements, was recounted by 
President Sachar and enthusiastically re- 
ceived by more than 100 present for the 

Four life members were enrolled at this 
meeting which had as its chairman. Dr. Abe 
Greenberg, and co-chairman, David Blacker. 

Vice-chairmen were Hyman Ferer, Morris 
E. Jacobs, Harry Kulakofsky, Milton Living- 
ston, .\lfred Mayer, Nathan Nogg, Morion 
Richards, Harry Sidman, Louis Somberg and 
Joseph Zweiback, assisted by a large dinner 

Nashua, N. H. 

A Nashua Chapter of "foster alumni" was 
organized recently at a meeting of communal 
leaders in that area held in the home of Max 
Silber, widely-known industrialist. 

Speakers for the occasion were Sidney L. 
Kaye of Chestnut Hill, Mass., actively iden- 
tified with the Associates movement of 
Greater Boston, and Brandeis Athletics 
Director Benny Friedman. 

Max Silber, chairman of the meeting, was 
assisted by Philip Porter, well-known mer- 
chant and civic leader. 

Cleveland, Ohio 

Election of officers featured an organiza- 
tion meeting of the Cleveland Chapter of 
Brandeis University Associates, held in the 
Oakwood Country Club, that city. 

Chairman of the meeting was Ben D. Zevin. 
president of the World Publishing Company, 
who was assisted by Alfred I. Soltz. 

Principal speaker was novelist Thomas L. 
Savage, Brandeis assistant professor of 

Elected to the board of trustees of the local 
chapter were the following: 

(Three years), Louis E. Emsheimer. 
Stanley L Friedman, Louis G. Herman, 
Harold H. Kahn, Willard P. Livingston, 
William J. Wilkoff, Ben D. Zevin; (two 
years), Maurice Bernstein, Lawrence A. 
Beyer, Albert A. Levin, Bernard E. Rand, 
Alfred L Soltz, Samuel J. Weiner, Henry 

Greenberg; (one year), Howard L Bloom- 
field, Jared Faulb, Clarence Fishel, Maurice 
J. Lazar, David A. Moritz, Les Wien, Mannie 
J. Dolin. 

Memphis, Tenn. 

.\ dinner followed by an open meeting in 
behalf of Brandeis I'niversity drew a large 
gathering of Memphis community leaders to 
the Jewish Community Center in that city. 

Attorney \he D. Waldauer served as chair- 
man, assisted by a large committee. 

Speakers for the occasion, at which was 
completed commitment for the purchase of 
the Memphis Tract at Brandeis, were Bran- 
deis Trustees" Chairman George Alpert and 
Athletics Director Benny Friedman. 

On the Memphis Tract is located the 
University's entire athletic plant, including 
the .Abraham Shapiro .\thletic Center, the 
.\braham Marcus Playing Field and the 
recently designated Gordon Field for varsity 

Syracuse, N. Y. 

Many new Associates and three new life 
members were enrolled at a buffet supper 
attended by Syracuse (N. Y.) community 
leaders in the home of Tracy H. Ferguson, 
prominent attorney. 

Mr. Ferguson, chairman for the occasion, 
introduced President Sachar who addressed 
the group which included Hiram Weisberg. 
Morris Berenstein, Harry Marley, .\le.\ Hoi- 
stein and many other figures eminent in 
communal and philanthropic affairs. 

Sioux City, Iowa 

A Sioux City chapter of "foster alumni" 
was organized recently at a meeting of com- 
munal leaders held in the Martin Hotel, that 

Chairman for the spirited gathering, which 
was addressed by President Sachar, was 
E. N. ("Zeke") Grueskin, whose committee 
included the following: 

Dave Albert, A. H, Baron, Dr. Sidney 
Bergen, Sam Bernstein, A. M. Davis, Philip 
Eirinberg, William Goodsite, Harold Grues- 
kin, Dr. William Krigsten, L. J. Kutcher, 
Harold Lewis, Morey Lipschutz, Bernard 
Marks, Saul Melcher, and Sam Pickus. 

Sixteen Life Members 
Enrolled at Special 
St. Louis Meeting 

Opening their handsome home for a special 
life membership function, Mr. and Mrs. 
Charles H. Yalem of 
St. Louis, Mo., were 
hosts for a meeting 
whicli enrolled 16 new 
life members for 
Brandeis University. 

Co-chairmen were 
Mr. Yalem and L E. 
Goldstein, both Fel- 
lows of Brandeis. 

The meeting was 
called under the sponsorship of Mr. Yalem, 
Oscar Brand, Eli Goldstein, Harry Edison, 
M. M. Sachar and I. M. Kay. 


Charles H. Yalen 


Full Mombership in 
XCAA Accorded to 
Brandeis University 

Brandeis University has been elected to 
full membership in the National Collegiate 
-\thletic Association, it was announced by i 

Joseph M. Linsey, 
^■^i ".iSVSFI^^I chairman of the Bran- 
■^^'^(■B^^W dels University Ath- 
W ^Kk 1 ^ letic Association. 

I * • ^ This signifies that 

the University has sat- 
isfied the Association's 
academic require-' 

f H ments, including ac- 

Joseph M. Linsey creditation, as well as 
its athletic standards. 

The purpose of the Association is "the 
study of all phases of competitive athletics 
and establishment of standards to the end 
that colleges and universities in the United 
States may maintain their athletic activities 
on a high plane." 

Members of the Association agree to ad- 
minister their athletic programs in accord 
with the Association, to schedule intercol- 
legiate contests only with institutions which 
conduct their athletic programs in conformity 
with such principles, and "to establish and 
maintain high standards of personal honor, 
eligibility and fair play." 



One of the nation's tiny Jewish commu- 
lities recently accomplished a newsworthy 

In Leominster, Mass., whose small commu- 
lity was one of the earliest friends of Bran- 
leis University, a brunch meeting was held 
n behalf of the University . . . 

Seated around the breakfast table, this 
landful of people raised $34,500 in gifts to 
he University and accepted a community 
iiuota of $50,000. 

The meeting was held in the home of Mr. 
Hid Mrs. Louis Levine and was initiated and 
[Hinsored by Felix Rosenbaum. 

Sparking the session were two new gifts in 

addition to what had already been given, 
gifts of $10,000 each from Louis Levine and 
Felix Rosenbaum. 

An additional gift for the Mendell Selig 
and Samuel H. Wexler Fund of Leominster 
was given by Mendell Selig. 

Chairman of the meeting was Milton W. 
Bernstein with Jerome Asher, co-chairman. 
The committee included Milton Frankel, 
Philip Horwitch, Jack Berger, Paul Beren- 
berg, Boris I^evine, Jack Block and Felix 
Rosenbaum. Outstanding work in connection 
with the meeting was done also by Mendell 

'Coasts of the Earth,' 
Former Student's Book, 
Praised by Critics 

Accorded excellent reviews is "The Coasts 
of the Earth," a book by former Brandeis 
student Harold Livingston, recently published 
by the Houghton Mifflin Company in a regular 
hard-cover edition and simultaneously by 
Ballantine Books, Inc., in a paper-bound 
Dolphin Edition. 

"The Coasts of the Earth" won a Houghton 
Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award of $2400 
and tells the story of American volunteers 
who flew with the Israeli air transport com- 
mand. Livingston, who flew with the U. S. 
Air Force in the "big war " in Europe, was 
one of those volunteers. 


\ olumes which ultimately will be displayed 
,11 the projected Treasure Room of the Bran- 
deis Library make up the Joseph M. Jacobs 
Collection recently established through the 
generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Jacobs 
bf Chicago. 

Comprising first editions of John Gals- 
worthy's works, the collection includes every- 
fhing written by the late author and 
encompasses a period of 40 years. 

The Jacobs benefaction will strengthen the 
Brandeis Library in the humanities and will 
be of value for teaching, research and enjoy- 


"I realize that you want to keep your gift 

to the university anonymous, Mr. Clayton. 

. . , But we prefer a signed check just the 


^IJniv. of CaXifornia Monthly 

Fourth Annual Dinner-Dance Sponsored by 
Beverages Industry Draws Record Crowd 

Helen Gahagan 

Benefactions to Brandeis University total- 
ing approximately $70,000 were announced at 
the fourth annual dinner-dance sponsored by 
the Liquor, Wines and 
Spirits Industry at 
the Waldorf Astoria 
Hotel in New York 

Presiding over the 
successful afl[air was 
John J. Finneran, vice- 
president in charge of 
sales for Rheingold 

The speakers' platform was shared by Mrs. 
Helen Gahagan Douglas, former Congress- 
woman; President Sachar, and Tubie Resnik, 
executive vice-president of Calvert's Dis- 
tillers, who acted as chairman of arrange- 

ThriOed by announcement of the Hayden 
Foundation's gift of one-half million dollars, 
the assembly responded with alacrity and 
most of the larger gifts announced were in 
the form of Associates' life memberships to 
help match the Hayden grant. 

Co-chairmen for the dinner were Charles A. 


Elected captain of the Brandeis University 
basketball team for the 19.54-55 season is 
Jules ("Babe") Yoselevitz, 23-year-old 
junior from Philadelphia. 

The Judges recently concluded a successful 
season with 14 consecutive wins and an over- 
all 20-4 record. 

Berns, Norman Feldman, Victor Field, Victor 
A. Fischel, Joshua A. GoUin, Ralph T. 
Heymsfeld, William Hodes, Herman A. Katz, 
Harold S. Lee, Joseph Linsey, Alvord N. 
Luria, B. C. Ohlandt, Jerome W. Picker, 
Frank H. Reitman, Harold L. Renfield, Tubie 
Resnik and John S. Schulte. 

In charge of coordination and program was 
William Hodes, and treasurer was Jerome W. 
Picker. A large committee assisted in making 
the event a memorable one. 

Xew Haven Holds Gala 
Event at Country Club 

"Foster alumni" in New Haven, Conn., 
gathered at the Woodbridge Country Club 
for a gala dinner-meeting recently in behalf 
of Brandeis. 

Benefactions to the University were an- 
nounced and a large number of new asso- 
ciates were enrolled in addition to three life 

The sponsoring committee included Samuel 
Gingold, chairman; Bernhart Hoffman, Dr. 
Jacob Fishman, Jerome Gratenstein, Harry 
Barnett, Maurice E. Proctor, Dr. Ma.\well 
Lear, J. J. Cooley, ."Arthur Eder. 

Also Louis Botwinik, Meyer Bailey, .Albert 
Cott, Samuel Freedman, Isidore Epstein, 
Israel J. Hoffman, Joseph Keller, Louis 
Lehman, David H. Levine, Edward I. Levine 
and James M. Rosen. 

Exciting plans are afoot for the week-end 
of June 11-13 which has been red-ringed for 
Alumni Reunion. 

Harriet Becker, '53, is in charge of events 
which will highlight this return to campus of 
Brandeis University's first two classes . . . 
'52 and '53. 

News from New Haven: Gus Ranis, 
'52, president of the Brandeis University 
Aluftini Association, has been named a 
Sterling Fellow at Yale Graduate School 
of Economics for 1954-55. This is the 
highest honor the Graduate School 

Brandeis globe-trotters include Stanley D. 
Rosenblatt. '53, currently in Germany where 
he is attending the University oj Freiberg, 
School of Medicine. 

Add to the list of Now-at-Harvard Stu- 
dents: Harry Miller, "53, School of Design; 
Jack Barber, '52, Marshall Sternian, '53, and 
Peter Kessner, '52, School of Business Ad- 

David Kaufman, '53, is at Columbia's 
School of Business Administration. 

A little travel is a dangerous thing; it 
whets the appetite. Natalie Harris, '53, 
who returned from three months of 
Europe to study philosophy at Johns 
Hopkins under a Fellowship writes: 
". . . every time I see a travel poster . . . 
I feel an irresistible tugging . . ." 

JFhere They Are: Rozelin Berger, '53, is 
studying at Columbia University School of 
Library Service under a Fellowship. 

Natalie Litvich Saltzman, "52. former and 
first Brandeis Alumni Association president, 
has moved to Puerto Rico where her husband 
is now stationed with the Navy. 

Members of the Class of '53 in Bran- 
deis University's new Graduate School 
include Harold Gelstein and Felix 
Shapiro, music; Rhoda Lemelman Fac- 
tor and Adaire Schwartz. Near Eastern 
and Judaic studies; Edna-Ann Katz, 




From coast to coast, the far-flung network of chapters that make up the strong 
National Women's Committee of Brandeis University continues to expand. The 
following is a list, by states, of some of the reports of chapter activities: 


LOS ANGELES — March was designated 
as Brandeis University Month by this area's 
chapter whose president is Mrs. Samuel Moss. 
Speakers were sent to dozens of teas and 
luncheons in all sections of the city to tell 
the "Brandeis Story." Chairman of the suc- 
cessful project was Mrs. Earl Neuberg, with 
Mrs. Albert Melinkoff and Mrs. Harry 
Cooper, membership chairmen. In charge of 
the speakers bureau was Mrs. George Taussig. 


NEW LONDON — A series of teas in 
honor of new members was held under the 
general chairmanship of Mrs. Leo Weinberg, 
in charge of membership. Clarence Q. Berger, 
executive assistant to President Sachar, 
attended this chapter's annual meeting and 
addressed an enthusiastic group. Mrs. Louis 
Rubin was installed as president. 


HOLLYWOOD — In March, a new chapter 
was organized here by President Sachar and 
Mrs. Bernard Milloff assumed leadership. 
The first general meeting was addressed by 
Joseph Kauffman, administrative assistant to 
President Sachar. 

MIAMI — Two large membership teas 
were held here on one day and 100 new mem- 
bers were obtained. Mrs. Ben Zion Ginsburg 
is chapter president. The teas were held in 
the homes of Mrs. Jack S. Mintzer and Mrs. 
Harold Thurman. Book reviews were given by 
Mrs. Joseph Narot and Mrs. Max Shapiro. 


NEW ORLEANS — Entertainment at a 
membership luncheon sponsored by this 
chapter featured Tony Bevinetto, dance 
instructor and television choreographer, who 
depicted in dance the birth and colorful his- 
tory of Brandeis. 


LYNN — .\ charming "petite luncheon'' 
and musicale, honoring life members and 
their sponsors, was staged by the Greater 
Lynn Chapter. Mrs. Willy Nordwind, general 
chairman, was assisted by Mrs. Charles V. 

Labovitz, co-chairman; Mrs. Donald Roos- 
president, and a large group of workers 
Guest speaker was Mrs. Irving Abrams, pasi 
president of the National Women's Com> 

New Jersey 







members gathered in the Highland Park 
Temple to welcome Joseph Kauffman, admin- 
istrative assistant to President Sachar and 
principal speaker at the annual spring meet- 
ing. Reports on a successful membership iS 
drive were submitted. Named delegates to m 
the June conference were Mrs. .Arnold Rosen- j| 
thai and Mrs. Alexander Feller. 

Wow York 

GREAT NECK, L. I. — A new chapter was 
organized at a meeting addressed by Mrs. 
Louis I. Kramer of Providence, R. I., national, 
president, in the home of Mrs. Manuel Weis- 
buck. Named pro-tem chairmen were Mrs. 
Weisbuck and Mrs. Alex Vogel. 



YOUNGSTOWN — President of this newly- 
organized chapter is Mrs. Joseph Felsenthal, 
with Mrs. George Fried, Mrs. Milton Klivansi 
and Mrs. Saul Tamarskin, first, second and 
third vice-presidents, respectively; Mrs. Mar- 
vin Itts, treasurer; Mrs. Ralph Waldhorn, 


PHILADELPHIA — Mrs. Irving Abrams 
of Boston, honorary director of the National 
Women's Committee, addressed a meeting in 
the home of Mrs. Harry .\. Takiff. Presiding 
were Mrs. Max Margolis and Mrs. Robert 
Kahn, former chapter presidents. Mrs. Takiff 
assumed leadership of the chapter. 


HOUSTON — A Houston chapter was 
formed by Mrs. Lester Samelson of Memphis,! 
a national vice-president. Named officers,! 
pro tem, were Mrs. David D. Rosenthal, presi- 
dent, and Mrs. L. L. Sline, treasurer. The 
meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Frank 


deis U.S.A. 

^ASHIISGTOIS, D. C. . . "Electron Spin Resonance in Metals" was the title of a paper 
resented recently before the American Physical Society by Dr. David FalkoflF, Brandeis assistant 
rofessor of physics. An editor of the American Journal of Physics. Dr. Falkoff has lectured 
efore nuclear seminars at Harvard and M. I. T, 

EXIISGTON, KY. . . Twelve outstanding scholars are authors of "Charles A. Beard: 
,n Appraisal," published this spring by the University of Kentucky Press. Among the 
othors is Dr. Max Lerner, chairman of the Brandeis University Graduate School of 
rts and Sciences. Foreword to the book was written by Justice Hugo L. Black of the 
f. S. Supreme Court. . . . BOSTOiS, MASS. . . "Ideas of Order" by Arthur Berger, Brandeis 
usic professor, which was introduced by the ^ew York Philharmonic last season, had its first 
erformance here recently under Charles Munch, Boston Symphony conductor. 

'EW YORK, IS. Y. . . Appointed a member of the jury on painting for the award of prize 
iUowships by the American Academy in Rome was Mitchell Siporin, Brandeis artist-in-residence 
Brandeis Theatre Arts Professor Louis Kronenberger is author of another book, "Company 
[anners: A Cultural Inquiry Into American Life," published by the Bobbs-Merrill Company. . . . 
paper titled "A History of the Physics Laboratory in the -\merican Public High School (to 
)10)," by Sidney Rosen, Brandeis physical science instructor, was published in a recent issue of 
le American Journal of Physics. . . . Peter Grippe, Brandeis instructor of sculpture and graphic 
rts, conducts Atelier 17, New York Citys famous graphic arts workshop established by 
tanley Hayter. 

EW HAVEM, COISM. . . Lecturing at Yale University recently. Dr. Svend Laursen, 
Irandeis professor of economics chose as his subject, "Productivity Differentials, 
loney Wages and the Balance of Payments." Dr. Laursen is a consultant to the Inter- 
ational Monetary Fund in Washington. . . . CHARLOTTESl'ILLE, VA. . . An article on 
Parrington and American Liberalism," by Dr. Merrill D. Peterson, Brandeis assistant professor 
f American civilization, was featured in the Virginia Quarterly Review. 

VGUSTA, ME. . . Dr. Carl J. Sindermann of the Brandeis biology area, recipient of a $7000 
ppropriation from the Maine Sardine Industry to conduct research on the biology of the sea 
erring, is co-author of several bulletins on diseases of fishes and a dermatitis-producing 
;histasome which causes "clam-diggers itch." . . . GAMBIER, OHIO . . .A review by Dr. Henry 
'opkin, Brandeis English instructor, of Saul Bellow's ''The Adventures of Augie March" appears 
I the Kenyon Review for Spring. 

^HIL.4DELPHIA, PA. . . Eunice Alberts, Brandeis singing instructor who appeared 
ast season as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, has been re-engaged for Mahler's 
Das Liede von der Erde" to be presented next season. She has also sung with the 
>ach Festival in Bethlehem, Pa., and has been engaged to teach and sing at the Aspen 
Colorado) Festival this summer. 

iALTIMORE, MD. . . John M. Kingsbury, Brandeis laboratory instructor in biology, is 
o author of an article on "Silica Gel as a Microbiological Medium: Its Potentialities and a New 
lethod of Preparation" which was published recently in Applied Microbiology. 

Oregon Senator Shares 
Speakers' Platform at 
Baltimore Gathering 

Two hundred sixty-two men and women 
gathered recently in the Woodholme Country 
Club for the third annual dinner of Brandeis 
Associates of Baltimore, Md. 

Irving A. Smith with Dr. Irving B. Golboro 
were co-chairmen of this outstanding affair 
which featured on its speaking program, 
Senator Wayne Morse of Oregon and Presi- 
dent Sachar. 

Approximately $25,000 in gifts to the 
University were announced and 40 new 
annual Associates were enrolled. Total mem- 
bership now approximates 200. In additian, 
two life members were announced. 

The dinner committee included Maurice N. 
Annenberg, Maxwell A. Behrend, Harry A. 
Bernstein, Die I. Catzen, Emanuel A. Deitz, 
Marcy M. Ehudin, Harold M. Fish, Jerome 
Goldfein, Harry B. Gorfine, Milton Halle, 
Emanuel Hettlemen, Nathan S. Jacobson, 
Isador Kaufman. 

Also, Jerome L. Klaff, Arthur Kramer, 
Samuel Lipman, Richard Marcus, Theodore 
Marks, Robert E. Meyerhoff, Joseph H. Rash, 
Milton Roseman, Murray J. Rymland, Harvey 

Among those on the hostess committee were 
Mmes. Jerome D. Grant, .Albert B. Huss, I. E. 
Rosenbloom and Isador B. Terrell. 

Cincinnati Cliapter of 
'Foster Alumni' Holds 
Third Annual Dinner 

\ large sum in benefactions for Brandeis 
University and six new life members were 
announced at the third annual dinner of the 
Cincinnati Chapter of .Associates held at the 
Losantiville Country Club. 

Preceding the dinner, a reception was 
tendered for Dr. Max Lerner, chairman of 
the new Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 
and principal speaker for the dinner. 

.Approximately 150 .Associates are now 
enrolled in the Cincinnati Chapter which is 
headed by Nathan Solinger, president. 

Chairman for the event was George W. 
Rosenthal, whose dinner committee included 
I. A. Berman, Norbert Covy, Joseph Dave, 
J. I. Fleischer, Dr. L. C. Goldberg, Henry 
Harris, Warren Heldman, Emil Hirschfield, 
Joseph H. Hoodin. 

Also, Joseph Lichter, Harry Liebschutz. 
Sol Luckman, Emanuel S. Marks, Hyman 
Moskowitz, James Salinger, Isidor Schifrin, 
Harry Weisbaum and Irvin Westheimer. 

Others who did outstanding work included 
Philip M. Meyers and Ben Katz, both of 
whom are Fellows of Brandeis University. 



As this issue of the Brandeis University Bulletin goes to press, the University 
welcomes 71 additional names on the Life Membership Roster of the Brandeis 
Associates, as reported on March 23 by Morris S. Shapiro, national life membership 

A total of 390 men and women in 24 states representing all sections of the 
country have each contributed $2,000 for life membership in the organization which 
acts as "foster alumni" to one of the newest universities on the American scene. 

Since announcement of the Hayden Foundation gift of one-half million dollars, 
the money raised by life membership dues in the Associates has been earmarked to 
meet the University's responsibility in matching that grant. 

The University is pleased to announce the following life members in addition 
to those mentioned in previous issues of the Bulletin : 


Oakland - Lionel Wachs. 


New Haven - Dr. Max L. Berlowe, Samuel 

North Haven - Mr. and Mrs. Herman A. 


Atlanta - Joseph Freedman, Arthur Garson, 
Dan Garson, Frank Garson, Bernard Howard, 
Ben Massell, David L. Slann. 


Baltimore - Nathan S. Jacobson, Dr. Joseph 


Boston - Irving Schwartz, Joseph Schwartz. 

Brookline - David Yaffee. 

Chestnut Hill - Dr. S. Charles Kasdon, 
Bertram R. Paley. 


The name of Miss Marion Mindy 
Resnik was accorded some checking 
before it was posted on the list which 
appears on this page. 

Investigation revealed that Miss Resnik 
is the youngest life member of the Bran- 
deis University Associates. 

She is the four-year-old daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Tubie Resnik of New York 
City, long-time friends and benefactors of 
the University. 

Dorchester - Bernard Shivek. 

FiTCHBURC - Felix Rosenbaum, Jack Spound. 

Leominister - Benjamin Asher and Sons, 
Louis Levine, Robert and David Lubin. 
Mendell Selig, Samuel H. Wexler. 

Marblehead - Robert Lappin. 

Newton - Bernard S. Shapiro. 

Peabody - Harvey Kirstein. 

Shirley - Louis Pearlstein. 


Clayton - Bram J. Lewin. 

Ladue - Melvin Glick. 

St. Louis -David Baron, The Samuel and 
Sarah Brand Foundation, Saul Brodsky, I. E. 
Goldstein, Roswell Messing, Jr., Byron D. 
Sachar, M. M. Sachar, Shampaine Founda- 
tion, Charles Yalem, Richard L. Yalem. 


Omaha - Herman Cohen, John A. 
Hyman Ferer, Milton S. Livingston. 


New Jersey 

Newark - Saul Reinfeld, Frank Reitman. 
South Orange - Norman Feldman. 

New Yorii 

Buffalo - Mrs. Marion C. Branse. 

New York City - Charles A. Berns, Louis 
Daitch, Archie Joslin, Nathaniel Kaplan, The 
Katchkas, Herman Katz, Mr. and Mrs. Harold 
Lee, John Polachek, Harold L. Renfield, Mrs. 
Harold L. Renfield, Miss Marion Mindy 
Resnik, Mrs. Tubie Resnik. 

Syracuse - Morris Berenstein, Harry Marley, 
Hiram Weisberg. 


Cincinnati - Norbert J. Covy, Sol Einstein, 
Melville Meyers, George W. Rosenthal, Louis 
J. Simon, Edward J. Weisbaum. 

Students'* Porformanees 
Highlight Program at 
Philadelphia Event 

A major event was the second annual music 
festival and dinner held under the aegis of 
the Brandeis University Associates of Phila- 
delphia, in the Bellevue Stratford Hotel, that 

Harry A. Robinson, president of the Home 
for the Jewish Aged and prominent com- 
munity leader, served as chairman of the 
sponsoring committee. 

Honorary vice-chairmen were Recreation 
Commissioner Fredric R. Mann, a Fellow of 
the University, and Bernard G. Segal, well- 
known attorney. A large committee assisted 
in arrangements for the affair. 

Featured speaker was Dr. Max Lerner, 
chairman of the University's Graduate School 
of Arts and Sciences, who stressed the con- 
cepts of Brandeis and reported on accom- 
plishments to date. 

The music festival was under the direction 
of Irving G. Fine, Fredric R. Mann Professor 
of Music and chairman of the School of 
Creative Arts. 

Highlighting the program were perform- 
ances by two Brandeis students, Ramon 
Gilbert, '54, of Detroit, Mich., promising 
young vocalist, and John Moriarty of Fall 
River, Mass., Brandeis graduate student, who 
recently made his debut as a concert pianist . 
in Boston's Jordan Hall. 

SHO' IS FUN (GULP!) . . . Li'l AbnerS 
famous cartoonist, Al Capp, awarded prizes 
at the Brandeis students' annual Sadie 
Hawkins Dance. Above, right, he sketches 
for the crowd . . . with the help of an arm 
lent by William If'. D. Marsh, '54, of East 
Orange, N. J. 


Bring Brandeis into pur home 

with gifts and novelties from the Campus Store . . . 

Ceramic Skillet 

In the form of a miniature 
skillet, this charming ceramic 
ashtray is glazed in pale blue 
and bears the Brandels Uni- 
versity seal done in delicate 
gold tracery. 10" in diameter. 
A conversation piece 

onversation piece ^^^^p 
i mighty useful, JHl ^J 
on card or coffee I 


A handsome decorative 
note for rumpus room or 
what- have - you? Durably 
fashioned of extra heavy 
pottery finished in smart 
black glaie set off ^.p.^ 
by the gold Bran- \1 ^Q 
deis University I 
seal. Height 5". 

Youngster's Sweatshirt 

Exact replica of a grov<n-up athlete's sv^eat- 
shirt. Fleece-lined cotton with knit neckband, 
waist, and cuffs. Junior will love the ^ .-.— 
Brandeis insignia done in navy and ^ I f ,J 
the legend: "Brandeis 19??" Juve- 
nile sizes 4-6-8. 

Youngster's Jersey 


Another "natural" for the lollypop set who 
wear size 2, 4, 6 or 8. Interwoven blue jtj .r>r 
and white cotton iersey with navy \| ^y 
trim and letters boldly proclaiming: 


little Hcrbie 

A cuddly stuffed toy to hug or to stand in 
knowing manner. Sturdily fashioned of 
felt in Brandeis colors, blue and 
white. Measi 
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to dainty front paws. I 


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Accepted by the graduate and professional schools of foremost colleges and 
universities throughout the country, Brandeis University students have further demon- 
strated their ability to meet the keen competition for graduate school f^llov/ships and 

The University is proud of its groduates' record of achievement, remarkable in 
on institution so young, endorsing, as it does, the academic standards of the Uni- 

A partial list of av/ards — many of them, multiple 
Class of 1954 includes the following: 

-received by members of the 

Judith Gamoran, $800 fellowship from Harvard University (chemistry) . . . Elaine 
Heymon, $1200 fellowship from Brown University (mathematics) . . . Harvey Fields, 
$2100 grant from Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute (physics) . . . 

Nadav Safran, awarded $1700 by Princeton University, $1300 by Yale Uni- 
versity, and $1400 by Harvard University . . . Edith Kelman, $1020 from the University 
of Chicago and $800 from Johns Hopkins University . . . Hannah Friedman, $800 
scholarship from Johns Hopkins (history) . . . 

Fuibright winner Rimo Drell (see story on page six of this issue) received also 
a $1400 fellowship from Yale (French literature) and an $800 grant from Johns Hop- 
kins . . . 

Rhoda Kotzin, awarded a full tuition scholarship from the University of Chicago 
. . . Mitchell Harwitz, $2100 fellowship at MIT, $1900 scholarship at Yale, and $1 100 
at Harvard . . . Judy Bleich and Dona Seeman each received a $500 Florence Allen 
Scholarship (given to women only) at New York University Law School . . . 

Maureen Kerrigan, $1000 fellowship at the University of Massachusetts (biology) 
. . . Jean Mecham, awarded a grant from Boston University . . . Brandeis University 
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has given a $1400 fellowship (English litera- 
ture) to Barbara Herrnstein and a $700 fellowship (music) to Ora Gorovitz. 



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The Board of Trustees 

Abraham Feinberc, Chairman 

Joseph F. Ford, Treasurer 

NoBMAN S. Rabb, Secretary 

George Alpert 

James J. Axelrod 

Meyer Jaffe 

Jack M. Kaplan 

DuDLF.Y Kimball 

Jessie Kramer 

Adele Rosekwald Levy 

Isador LUBIN 

William Mazer 

Joseph M. Proskauer 

Israel Rogosin 

Eleanor Roosevelt 

Jacob Shapiro 

Morris S. Shapiro 

President of the University 
Dr. Abram L. Sachar 

Fellous oj the I'nii'ersity 
Hon. Herbert H. Lehman, 
Honorary Chairman 

Frank L. Weil, 

As this issue is being printed, we learn with profound 
sorrow of the death of Morris S. Shapiro, one of the 
founding Trustees of Brandeis University. An account 
of Mr. Shapiro's efforts and achievements will appear in 
the next issue of this publication. 


The Freshman Class 

The Fear of Poetry 

Her Home Is Korea 

Xews of the I'niversitv 


The 3 Chapels .Slory 

in»ide baeh cover 

outside back eorer 

Mrs. Louis L Kramer 


National Women's Committee 

Milton Kahn 
National Chairman, 
Brandeis Associates 

Joseph Linsey 


Brandeis Athletic Association 

Mrs. Paul T. Smith 

Samuel L. Slosberc 


Friends oj the School oj Creative Arts 

Paul Levenson, '52 


Alumni Association 

n Th 

e Cover . . 


The camera has caught a significant 


in the 

history of 

Brandeis I'niversity as George 

.\lpert c 

f Boston 


first chair- 

man of 

he I niversity's Board c 

f Trustees, 


his succes- 

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story on page 8.) 



Emanuel M. Gilbert. Director 

Editor: N.^NETTE H. Bernstein 

Campus photos by Ralph Norman 

VOL. IV. No. 2 OCTOBER, 1954 

Brandeis L'niversity Bulletin, published four limes a year (once in 
September, Oclober, February and May) at Brandeis University. U'altham 54, 
Mass. Entered as second class matter at the Post Office at Boston. Mass. 




■ fc ■ ACK IN 1948 — when Brandeis University opened its doors 
to some 100 students — many onlookers must have wondered just 
what impelled those first freshmen to cast their lot with a new 
untried academic venture. 

In six short years, the University's achievements have built a 
reputation that has completely reversed the situation. Today, 
speculation about a newly-accepted freshman is likely to be summed 
up in the succinct vernacular: "What has he got?" 

Yes, what have they . . . these eager young people who con- 
stitute Brandeis University's seventh freshman class? What is 
their record? Why were they chosen to survive a screening of 
applications that poured in from states ranging clear across the 
country and from 14 foreign lands? 

They haven't geography in common, representing as they 
do 126 communities, 20 states, and seven foreign countries - Iran, 
China, Japan, Israel, Canada, Bermuda and the British West Indies. 
They were graduated from a dozen private schools and scores of 
public schools ... but practically all are honor students and in the 
upper fifth of their class. 

More than a third were national honor society members and 
abnost the same number were recipients of awards for outstanding 
achievements in language, literature, the sciences or the arts. Many 

have received multiple offers of scholarships . . . which they turned 
down in favor of Brandeis. 

The musically proficient include 65 who while in high school 
were leaders of chamber music ensembles, members of orchestras, 
bands and choruses. Many received awards from music training 
schools which they attended. 

Literary talent is exhibited by at least a third of the class who 
served on their high school organs, — half that number as editors. 

Leadership qualities can be checkmarked for 106 former class 
officers and student government representatives, 22 of whom were 
senior class presidents. 

The battle of the sexes should be fairly even: There are 160 
girls and 140 boys. 

OO MUCH FOR STATISTICS. Individually, the incoming fresh- 
men are even more interesting : 

There is, for instance, a Westinghouse Talent Search winner 
who relaxes by doing research in the theory of numbers. Consid- 
ered a mathematical genius by his high school instructors, he won 
not only four awards for highest marks in mathematics, but 
achieved such high grades in other subjects that he was given a 
special "Scholastic Hall of Fame" award. 

Many gifted pupils in our School of Creative Arts have come 
from New fork's celebrated School of Performing Arts, as has a 
freshman this year whose talents as choreographer, dancer and 
actor are among the most original and creative encountered to 
date. Recognition of his exceptional ability has included scholar- 
ships awarded by the School of American Ballet, Deerwood- 
Adirondack Music Center, and Jacobs Pillow Summer University 
of the Dance. 

The class includes a Connecticut girl who in her sophomore 
year at high school completed the Ford Scholarship examination 
with such distinction that a major university informed her she 
could enter without the necessity for completing her last two years 
of high school. She chose to complete them and to enter Brandeis. 

Acceptances from five leading colleges in the East were 
received by the valedictorian of a New York high school class 
numbering 304. His record is even more impressive when coupled 
with the fact that he came to this country but two years ago. A 
brilliant pianist, his leanings however are towards the sciences and 
he plans to take pre-medical courses at Brandeis. 

Another valedictorian — this time, a girl — was the recipient 
of virtuallv everv medal and award bestowed by her school. Her 
lowest mark in her four years at high school was 90, and this she 


considered a deplorable drop from the 98, 99 or 100 she con- 
sistently received in all subjects. 

Among the students who add international flavor to the fresh- 
man class is one who has lived in Europe, Africa and Asia. She is 
the daughter of the Joint Distribution Committee director in Iran, 
who formerly was director in Italy, and before that, in Tripoli, 
Libya. Consequently, she attended school in all three countries, 
graduating this year from the Community School of Teheran, first 
in her class and awarded highest honors. 

(^OLLEGE TESTS in Braille were taken by the University's 
second blind student (the first was graduated two years ago), 
valedictorian of his class at the famed Perkins Institute. A certified 
Ediphonist and typist, he plays piano and saxophone, bowls and 
bicycles (on a tandem bicycle) and was a member of his school 
chess team. 

Athletic prowess and intellect are well combined in a former 
student of Blessed Sacrament High School, New Rochelle, N. Y., 
and graduate of Eastern Military Academy, L. I., N. Y., who not 
only was crew captain, football co-captain, and basketball manager, 
but also an honor roll student graduated as valedictorian of his 

Similarly, a boy from Indianapolis, Ind., who was city high 
school tennis champion, ranked fourth in statewide mathematics 
contests, wrote articles for the Indianapolis Times, and was third 
in his class of 440. 

Named "brightest girl of senior class."' a talented pianist who 
was third on the honor roll at Juilliard School of Music, won 
medals for French, English and chemistry. 

And so many others . . . 

The girl who is a former "Quiz Kid"' and now seeks a law 
career . . . the Navy veteran who introduced a new method for 
testing granular soils, now utilized by the Massachusetts Depart- 
ment of Public Works . . . the "Miss Charm" contest winner who 
also topped her class scholastically . . . the girl who is a direct 
descendant of William Tecumseh Sherman, famous Civil War 
general . . . the Ohio girl, winner of many awards for both writing 
and art, who this year undertook as a hobby a study of the works 
and philosophy of Thomas Hardy . . . the South Carolina student 
who won a statewide Latin Short Story Contest. . . . 

And the list could go on and on, compounding honors, awards 
and citations, for this is a mere sampling chosen at random. It 
will serve, however, to demonstrate the calibre of the students who 
comprise the freshman class as the University embarks upon its 
seventh year. It is a freshman class we are proud to introduce 
to you. 


Dr. Cunningham has published widely 
and his volumes of poetry include 
"The Helmsman," "The Judge Is Fury" 
and "Doctor Drink." He has contrib- 
uted to "Poetry," "Modern Philology," 
"Virginia Quarterly Review" and 
numerous other periodicals. 

'd like to say a few things about poetry that a 
not ordinarily said because it means a good deal to me a: 
I think it could mean a good deal more than it does 
many other people. 

The first thing to say about poetry is that most peoji 
are afraid of it, educated people. To them it is just 11 
mathematics. They say of algebra, "Oh, I never con 
make head or tail of that," and of poetry, "I guess I j 
don't understand it." 

But if they don't think of it as poetry they have f 
difficulty at all. They read Burma Shave ads, and son! 
times try to read them backwards on the other side of ti 
road, like them or not, remember them or not, repeat the 
or not, with no trouble of the spirit because the thin 
have no pretensions to culture. So also with the popul 
song; with those long political poems that used to, asp 
cially in the days of F.D.R., circulate on flimsies fro 
brokerage to business office; with the interminable vers 
that someone always remembers after the third beer. Ai 
I know a man who can recite a thousand limericks. 

These are all poetry, and sometimes not bad poeti 
but they have a feature that reassures the audience. Thi 
usually have some technical flaws, often put in quite delij 
erately: the rhymes are off a little, or even outrageou 
the meter limps or bumps; and the cliches stick out. Ai 


UNN INGHAM Chairman, Graduate Area of English and American Literature 

is feature tells us this is not really art, it doesn't pretend 
l>e poetry, so we can respond quite naturally, liking or 
sliking as our taste and the occasion suggest. 

It would be better if we could read all poetry, when- 
ei we do read poetry, in this way, with no compulsion 
appreciate. Our experiences then would at least be our 
VII. though our opinions might not please the professor 
111 the critic. And in time we would find that our 
)inions change. 

For poetry is just language, but language arranged 
. meter and rhyme so as to be more memorable. And, 
iring for language, we will no longer tolerate the tech- 
cal flaw, whether deliberate or not. Furthermore, what 
more memorable should be worth remembering. And 
we will lay something of a burden on the poet. What 
! says should be distinguished and yet common, personal 
id yet general. It should be worth remembering, and yet 
ir memories are overfull as it is, cluttered with telephone 
imbers, advertising slogans, and fond scenes from our 
isspent youth. He will have to fight for our memory. 
nd this he does by so shaping the poem that if it takes 
)u it takes you, and if not, not. 

Obviously a little Shakespeare at this point would 
inch things, for a quotation from Shakespeare will prove 
lything. But it would be fairer, and more of a risk, to 
ie something of one's own, to put the case in terms that 

niav easily be disputed. And the thing is short. At least, 
whether you like it or not, whether you remember or 
forget it. there is nothing to be afraid of. It is just a man 
talking, willing to be overheard, and trying to put together 
his and human experience, with memories of coming half- 
awake in the night on Balboa beach, sometime during the 
last war, and hearing half-aware the long swell of the 

Who knows his will? 
Who knows what mood 
His hours fulfil? 
His griefs conclude? 

Surf of illusion 
Spins from the deep, 
And skilled delusion 
Sustains his sleep. 

When silence hears 
In its delight 
The tide of tears 
In the salt night, 

And stirs, and tenses, 
Who knows what themes, 
What lunar senses 
Compel his dreams? 

HER<>H O Me«» 15 


kSSbER name is sook kyung lee but her Brandeis University classmates have a nickname for her. 
■I ' 11 They fondly call her "Cinderella." No fairy godmother waved a magic wand over this 
tULjM diminutive slant-eyed lass . . . but a flock of real, live "godfathers" did! 

And the arm of coincidence reached back twenty-seven years — then, half-way around the world — 
to plant this twenty-two-year-old Korean honor student on the Brandeis campus. 

It began in 1926. 

That was the year Robert D. Durst (West Point graduate) and C. Ruggles Smith, classmates at 
Harvard Law School, were graduated and that summer they traveled Europe together. Over the years, 
the warm friendship was maintained. 

June 1953 . . . and seated at his desk some 8.000 miles away, Colonel Durst, now head of the 
Eighth Army Headquarters Board of Inquiry in Seoul, idly leafed through a copy of "Stars and Stripes," 
Army newspaper. 

Suddenly, he exclaimed with pleasure: "Look at this!" 

It was an article about Brandeis University, in Waltham. Massachusetts. He turned with delight 
to show it to a young Korean girl whose superior intelligence and knowledge of English had merited a 
position as Army interpreter and typist. 

Eagerly she read the newspaper story and. when she had finished, pleaded: "Tell me more." 

This was a subject on which the Colonel was indeed well-briefed ... by none other than his old 
friend, C. Ruggles Smith, now director of admissions at Brandeis University. (Just two years before. 
Registrar Smith had primed Colonel Durst with details when the two had met at the 25th reunion of 
their Harvard Law class.) 

The Korean girl listened raptly as the Colonel told of Brandeis University's ideals and aims . . . and, 
as she listened, she dared to dream a dream. . . . 

1 ODAY, standing starry-eyed on the Brandeis campus, Sook Kyung Lee says softly: "It is all my 
dreams come true!" 

Brandeis University had a major share in waving the magic wand by granting a scholarship and 
student award for full maintenance and tuition. 

Besides Colonel Durst, two other Eighth Army colonels (Leroy C. Wilson and Clayton Fowler) 
helped to sponsor the Korean girl, as did other Army friends who had come to admire her "gentle 
disposition" and "unusual brilliance."' 

To Colonel Durst, however, rightly belongs the title of "chief godfather." He was the prime mover 
of mountains of impedimenta wrapped 'round with red tape before the Korean girl could finally embark. 
He contributed $800 for traveling expenses and, wise "godfather" that he is, each month provides a 
small amount of spending money for the incidentals which loom large for any girl on any campus. 


was graduated from Ewha High School where she was 
advanced a year because of high scholastic standing and 
ability to carry extra subjects. 

She has always been an honor student: wrote essays 
and poems for her school newspaper, and has won several 
athletic prizes. 

For two years, she continued her studies at the 
\^ omen's Medical College in Seoul and sang in the College 
Choral Group. In 1950, the Communist invasion halted 
her education. 

It also destroyed the studio of her father who was a 
inntion picture producer. Today, reports Sook Kyung, 
I here is no production of motion pictures in Korea except 
ilcicumentary films by the U. S. State Department. 

July 15, 1953 — the day on which Sook Kyung 
received Brandeis University's letter of acceptance — is 
rlassed by her together with the date the United Nations 
forces recaptured Seoul: 

"The two greatest days in my life!" she exults. "I 
felt like hugging and kissing every United Nations soldier 
1 saw. but of course I couldn't do that. You can"t imagine 
how happy I was!" 

The envy of her Korean friends, Sook Kyung's good 
fortune won warm approval: "You deserve good luck," 
they nodded vigorously. "You studied hard and now you 
are rewarded. Please come back," they added wistfully, 
"and help Koreans." 

American magazines which she had read in Korea 
lielped to prepare Sook Kyung for America . . . but not 

"So many thousands of automobiles!"' she sighs. 
Television of course was a fantastic experience, but then, 
s(i was Sook Kyung's first orange. Korea has none, nor 
liananas ... "I ate seven in one dav!" she confessed 

Perhaps the major surprise awaiting Sook Kyung in 
American life was woman's role. "In Korea," she pointed 
nut. "women are restricted and are not in every field as 
tliey are here." 

She plans to major in fine arts, hoping ultimately to 
liecome an architect or interior decorator so that she can 
return to Korea and redesisn the homes. 

"Everj-thing is so inconvenient,' 
deprecating little shake of her head. 



OOOK KYUNG smoothed her Western-style pleated 
skirt topped by a becoming yellow sweater. "I think I'm 
the luckiest girl in the world," she commented thought- 

"Everybody is so kind! And Brandeis, to me, is the 
sjTnbol of the twentieth century. But its beauty," she 
glowed, "embraces all ages. The Castle is old-time beauty, 
the grounds are natural beauty, and then there is the 
modern beauty — the new buildings." 

The dormitory where she now makes her home is 
among the new buildings in Hamilton Quadrangle, repre- 
senting the most modern in campus structures. Her room- 
mates have played an eager and important role in helping 
her adjust to American customs. 

She is greatly impressed by Americans: "They are 
such responsible people. If they say they will do some- 
thing, they do it. And they are so curious and interested 
in everything. I think that is what makes them grow, 
mentally and physically. I think I have found out why 
America is such a great country," she confided earnestly. 

£ ROM JAPAN, Colonel Durst wrote to Brandeis Reg- 
istrar Smith : 

"Miss Lee's enthusiasm is so contagious that I some- 
times think I am getting almost as big a kick out of this 
as she is! The opportunity you have extended to her is 
one of the most wonderful things in the world. All of her 
friends here will forever be grateful to Brandeis. . . ." 

Brandeii Registrar C. RuggUs 
Smith points out Brandeis campus 
landmarks for Sook Kyung Lee 


Two new areas of study have been added 
by the Brandeis University Graduate School j 
of Arts and Sciences. | 

They are English and American literature, I 
under the chairmanship of Dr. James V. ^ 
Cunningham, and history of Ideas, with Dr. I 
Frank E. Manuel, chairman. j 

This makes six graduate areas at present, the 
other four being psychology, Near Eastern and 
Judaic studies, music, and chemistry. 


An occurrence of great sentimental and historic significance in the annals of 
Brandeis University was recorded last month. The Board of Trustees reluctantly 
accepted the resignation of George Alpert. prominent Boston attorney who had 
served as Chairman of the Board since the University's inception. Elected as the 
new Trustees' Chairman was Abraham Feinberg. outstanding New York industrialist. 

Abraham Feinberg 


Election of Mr. Feinberg to the key post 
was unanimous on the part of the Trustees 
who had convened on the Brandeis campus 
for their annual meeting. 

Mr. Feinberg is chairman of the board of 
Julius Kayser & Co.; 
president of the Ham- 
ilton Textile Mills, 
Inc., and vice-presi 
dent of Hamilton 
Hosiery Mills, Inc. 

A graduate of Ford- 
ham University Law 
School, he received 
the degree of master 
of laws from New 
York University. 

Notably identified with many civic and phil- 
anthropic causes, he joined the Brandeis 
Board of Trustees in 1953. 

He has been actively concerned with the 
development of Israel and among the move- 
ments he has served are the Israel Bond 
Drive, Weizmann Institute of Science, and 
Americans for Hagannah, of which he was 
president and founder. 

In addition, he has been prominently iden- 
tified with general communal affairs in the 
field of public life. He is chairman of the 
New York City area of the Harry S. Truman 

Mr. Feinberg was national chairman for 
Trade and Industry of the United Jewish 
Appeal in 1950 and for many years has been 
at the forefront of numerous other communal 
and charitable groups. 

A native of New York City, he is married 
to the former Lillian Farber and the couple 
have two children, E. Richard, a student at 
Tufts College Medical School, and Judith. 


Mr. Alpert as Chairman of the Board since 
the beginnings of Brandeis piloted it through 
its earliest trials. As one of the Boston news- 
papers described him; 

". . . He is. in effect, the living embodiment 
of that small group 
of determined Bos- 
lonians whose courage 
and vision made pos- 
sible the development 
of Brandeis Univer- 
sity as a symbol of 
American Jewry's 
contribution to higher 
education in this 

'^0""">' • • • George Alpert 

"Even before the 
University officially opened its doors in 1948 
... it had an eloquent champion in its first 
Board Chairman. He traveled the length and 
breadth of the land, interpreting the ideas of 
this university-to-be, and enlisting support in 
its behalf. 

"Through the trials of the years that fol- 
lowed, his services to Brandeis University 
have been marked with great courage, per- 
sonal sacrifices, and an inspiring sense of 
devotion to an ideal . . ." 

In submitting his resignation, Mr. Alpert 
noted the rapid strides that Brandeis has 
made and declared that "in the light of the 
confidence I now hold in the University's 
future, I feel that the time has finally arrived 
when I can justifiably relinquish the burdens 
of the office." 

Mr. Alpert, who is holder of an honorary 
doctor of laws degree conferred by Brandeis 
in 1953, will continue to serve on the Board. 

Scholarship Fund Is 
Created By Miami 
Community Leader 

The Joseph M. and Evelyn R. WeidbergI 
Scholarship Fund has been established at 
Brandeis University by the well known Miami i 
Beach community leader. 

Announcement was made recently by 
Morris S. Shapiro, chairman of the scholar- 
ship committee of the Board of Trustees. 

Dr. Joseph M. Weidberg, who now resides 
in Miami Beach, established The Oxford 
Academy in Pleasantville, N. J. 

The Weidberg Scholarship will be awarded 
as a full tuition scholarship or will be divided 
among two or three students as work 

Scholarships are given to more than one- 
third of the Brandeis student body. 

AT TANGLEWOOD—Noted composer Aaron 
Copland (left), who ivill lecture at BrandeU 
University this year, confers with Arthur 
Berger, critic, author, and Brandeis music 
professor. Professor Berger recently was 
named chairman of the University's Graduate 
Committee in Music. 


Dr. Alfred Kroeber 

Dr. Alfred L. Kroeber, noted anthropolo- 

Ut, heads a list of 18 educators added to the 

Irandeis University faculty for tlie 1954-55 

jrm, it was announced by President Sachar. 

This brings the total 

faculty number to 128. 

Formerly a member 
of the faculties of the 
University of Califor- 
nia at Berkeley; Har- 
vard, and Columbia, 
Dr. Kroeber has been 
awarded honorary de- 
grees by all three in- 
stitutions plus Yale, 
le has been named visiting professor of an- 
hropology on the Samuel Rubin Foundation. 

The distinguished historian. Dr. Henry 
teele Commager of Columbia University. 
;ill return to Brandeis as Jacob Ziskind 
'isiting Professor of American Civilization 
nd Institutions. He will continue to teach at 
'olumbia as he did when he held a similar 
isiting professorsliip at Brandeis in 1951. 

Named professor of politics is Dr. Herbert 
larcuse of the Russian Research Center at 

{tore Book Collection 
Presented to Library 

.\ diversified scholar's library of more than 
.III 10 volumes — including over a thousand 
"lli'ctor's items — is the Betty Fischoff Memo- 
ial Collection established at the University 
.ilirary by Dr. Ephraim Fischoff of Berkeley, 

1 he collection is especially rich in the 
iihls of religion, comparative literature, 
nlrllectual history and social theory. 

\ irtually all major categories of book col- 
iTiing are represented — old and rare books, 
i>recious bindings, black letter books, asso- 
fialiun and presentation copies, limited edi- 
i'ill^, press books, illustrated and extra- 
llii^trated books. 

Assembled by Dr. Fischoff from all corners 
jf the globe over a quarter-century's time, 
he collection forms the nucleus of the Bran- 
li'is Library's rare book collection and is 
istablished in memory of the donor's mother. 

Dr. Fischoff, formerly professor and chair- 
nan of the Department of Sociology at 
\merican International College, Springfield, 
9 now director of the Hillel Foundation at 
he University of California at Berkeley. 

Harvard University who has been teaching at 
both Columbia University and Harvard. 
He is the author of three books and numer- 
ous articles dealing largely with political 

Dr. Paul J. Alexander, formerly of Harvard 
and Hobart and William Smith Colleges, has 
been named associate professor of history on 
the Kaufmann Foundation. An authority on 
Byzantine history, Dt. Alexander recently 
was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and 
has published numerous articles in profes- 
sional journals. 

Two Massachusetts 
Institute of Tech- 
nology professors. Dr. 
Robert Lyle Bishop 
and Dr. John Royston 
Coleman, have joined 
tlie Brandeis faculty 
on a visiting basis. 

Dr. Bishop will oc- 
cupy the Harry and 
Mae Edison Chair as 
visiting professor of economics. Dr. Coleman 
is visiting assistant professor of economics on 
the Jacob S. Potofsky Foundation. 

Kenneth J. Levy, a Fulbright fellowship 
recipient and former member of the Prince- 
ton University faculty, has been appointed 

assistant professor of 


Dr. Robert Otto 
Preyer, a former 
member of the Smith 
College faculty, has 
l)een added as assist- 

I .J I ^^ ant professor of Eng- 

lish literature. He has 
taught also at Am- 
herst College and was 

assistant editor of United Nations World. 

Dr. H. S. Commager 


Dr. I'uul .ile.xunder 

Named assistant professor of psychology is 
Dr. Walter Toman, formerly on the Harvard 
faculty. Prior to that he taught at the Uni- 
versity of Vienna where he had received his 
doctorate in psychology, summa cum laude. 

Others added to the Brandeis faculty 
include Dr. Richard Edwards, lecturer in fine 
arts; instructors Dr. Arno Cronheim, mathe- 
matics; Jonas Greenfield, Semitics; Dr. 
Irving Massey, comparative literature; Dr. 
-^rno J. Mayer, politics: Flemming E. Nyrop, 
theatre arts; Robert E. Ruigh, history; Eh-. 
Roy Weinslein. physics, and Harry Woolf, 


INSPECTING SITE of the million dollar 
Harden Science Building soon to he built on 
the Brandeis University campus are (left to 
right) Brother Bonaventure Thomas, F.S.C., 
La Salle College, Philadelphia, Pa.; J. Wil- 
lard Hayden of Lexington, Mass., president 
of the Hayden Foundation which has con- 
tributed a half-million dollars towards the 
cost of the netv building; President Sachar, 
and Sidney L. Kaye of Brookline, Mass., 
president, Boston Chapter of Brandeis Uni- 
versity Associates. 

Reeord Turnout at 
Wilmington Dinner 

A record turnout of "foster aUimni" in the 
Wilmington (Del.) area was present for a 
dinner-meeting sponsored at the Brandywine 
Country Club by the Brandeis Associates of 
Wilmington, Chester and West Chester. 

Responsible for the gratifying response 
were John Kane, chairman: \\illiun Fein- 
berg, dinner chairman, and Saul L. Cohen, 
Sidney Kauffman, 1. B. Finkelstein, Sidney 
Laub and Morris Swimmer, co-chairmen. 

The evening's program featured an address 
by President Sachar. Approximately $20,000 
1 in benefactions for the University were 
announced and seven life members were 
enrolled in addition to many new annual 


The Sagan Foundation, established by 
George Sagan of New York City, has added 
two Brandeis scholarships to its list of 
scholarships and philanlhropies. 

The Foundation is primarily devilled lo 
scholarships hut also contributes Inward 
hospitals and olher philanlliropies. Since it 
was established in 1943, it has aided more 
than 300 studenls. 


Students returning to the University 
campus following summer vacation have 
grown accustomed to finding startling 
transformations . . . and this fall has been 
no exception. 

Waiting and completely appointed to 
accommodate 81 students was the new 
quarter-million-dollar women's dormitory, 
bringing the total number of major buildings 
to 25, according to a report by Meyer Jafle, 
chairman of the Trustees' building committee. 

An impressive modern brick edifice 
utilizing sparkling glass expanses, the new 
dormitory strikes a last-minute note in decor. 

Bedroom color schemes softly combine 
coral and gray or nile and deeper green; 
furnishings include Hollywood-type beds, 
combination desk-dressers with "king size" 
medicine cabinets, built-in book-cases with 
adjustable shelves, and many other attrac- 
tive features. 

The spacious lounge is done in the modern 
manner, with turquoise accenting rust and 
brown. There is also a full-size kitchen for 
preparing snacks; staU showers, and many 
other comforts. 

Brown Terrarium Completed 

Newly-completed also is the Brown Ter- 
rarium, conveniently adjacent to Ford and 
Sydeman Halls and thus to the extensive 
science facilities. 

Named for the late Samuel J. Brown of 
Baltimore, Md., the terrarium is constructed 

to Brandeis I niversity's major jacililies. Cons 

witli eight-inch concrete walls and with a 
special aluminum and glass superstructure 
imported from Britain. 

Its four sections accommodate tropical 
plants, temperate climate plants, workroom, 
and a fully-equipped laboratory for classes 
in botanical sciences. 

Soon to be finished are the Three Chapels, 
rising beside a lovely pool in another part 

sketch of the modern structure soon to be added . 
traction began last month. 

of the campus. By the first of the year, these 
beautiful structures will be ready to serve i 
the spiritual needs of students of the three 
major faiths, thus introducing a new chapter 
in interfaith amity. 

Start Stonenian Infirniary 

Co-Ghainnen Named to Head New Slate of 
Friends of the School of Creative Arts 

Mrs. Paul T. Smith of Brighton, Mass., 
and Samuel L. Slosberg of Brookline, Mass., 
were elected co-chairmen of the Friends of 
the School of Creative 
Arts at the last busi- 
ness meeting of this 
organization dedicated 
to the development 
and support of the 
arts at Brandeis. 

Others named were 
Adolph UUman of 
Chestnut Hill, Mass., 
Mrs. Paul T. Smith honorary chairman ; 
Mrs. M a n d e 1 M. 
Green of Belmont, Mass., Mrs. Dok Isenberg 
of West Medford, Mass., Sumner Gerstein of 
Chestnut Hill, and Gerald Berlin of Cam- 
bridge, Mass., vice-chairmen. 

Also, Mrs. Joseph Milhender of Newton 
Highlands, Mass., treasurer; Mrs. Bernard 
Singer of Newton, Mass., recording secretary; 


Mrs. H. Bernard Fisher of Jamaica Plain, 
Mass., corresponding secretary; Mrs. Arthur 
Vershbow of Newton, financial secretary, and 
.Mrs. William M. Gins- 
burg of Newton Cen- 
tre, Mass., assistant 
financial secretary. 

Organized in 1949 
under the sponsorship 
of a group of Greater 
Boston music-lovers, 
the Friends have de- 
voted themselves to 
an active program 
strengthening the 
School of Creative Arts at the University. 

Today, they number nearly 1,000 and their 
programming has expanded to include offer- 
ings in the major arts as well as continuance 
of their basic contribution to the development 
of the School. 

Samuel L. Slosberg 

.\mong construction projects in progress 
is the David Stoneman Infirmary, named for 
the late Newton (Mass.) attorney and 
business leader. It has been underwritten b; 
Mrs. David Stoneman and family. 

The building will include a lounge, out- 
patient clinic, three consulting suites, first 
aid and treatment room, emergency ambu- 
lance entrance, and facilities for 20 bed 

The names of her sons, the late Harold 
and George Stoneman, will be perpetuated 
by Mrs. Stoneman, as well as the names of 
Mr. and Mrs. J. Morris Fleisher by their 
children, in the Fleisher Wing. 

The Snider Lounge has been underwritten 
by Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Snider of Boston 
in memory of their son, Melvin. 

The ambulance court and first aid area 
has been underwritten by the Shmikler 
family of Champaign, 111., in memory of Sam 
and Norman Shmikler. A treatment room 
will be named in honor of a gift from the 
Feil Philanthropic League. An additional 
room will bear the name of George Simonoff, 
in whose memory a benefaction was given 
by the Simonoff family of New York City. 

The Infirmary will be constructed in the 
functional contemporary design which char- 
acterizes all new structures on the Brandeis 
University campus. 



A $500,000 endowment fund to underwrite professorships which will further 
iiich Brandeis University's intellectual life has been established through a grant 
ailc under the will of Jacob Ziskind, late Fall River (Mass.) industrialist and 

The half-million-dollar grant provides for the establishment and support in 
M petuity of two Jacob Ziskind Professorships. 

In order that the University may profit 
■ni the continuous stimulation of fresh ideas 
ui \iewpoints, each year invitations will be 
li iiiled to distinguished scholars to join 
r liberal arts and sciences faculty for a 
!ii;li' academic year. 

Textile Industry Leader 

Ml. Ziskind, who died in Boston, October 
;, l')50, was one of the leading buyers and 

lie IS of textile mills and machinery in the 
iiiciii. His estate consisted primarily of 
iU^ and allied properties. 

Born in Lowell, Mass., he was graduated 
om Lowell High School at the age of LS. 
efiire enrolling at Boston University, he 


siilney L. Kaye of Brookline, Mass., was 
friid president of Boston Chapter of the 
rariileis University Associates, largest unit 

llir movement which numbers members in 
'.'i communities throughout this country, 
Canada and Cuba. 


Sidney L. Kaye 

Honorary p r e s i • 
dents of the Chapter 
are Hyman Cohen and 
Harold Sherman 
Goldberg, both of 
Newton, Mass. 

Vice-presidents are 
Edward Goldstein of 
Brookline, also ap- 
pointed membership 
chairman; Kivie Kap- 
in and Leon Kowal, both of Newton; Joseph 
linsey, George Shapiro and H. Leon Sharmat, 
11 of Brookline. 

Secretary is Arnold Cuder of Newton, and 
:easurer. Dr. Max Ritvo of Chestnut Hill, 


Mr. Goldstein, membership chairman, will 
e assisted by Henry August of Brookline, 
farry Finn of Newton, and Emanuel H. 
ulkis of Brookline, co-chairman. 

worked in his fathers Lowell office for two 

Great Benefactor 

Besides becoming one of the leading figures 
in the textile machinery industry as well as 
the textile manufacturing field, he was 
regarded as one of the great benefactors of 
New England medical and educational 

The Ziskind Research Building was one of 
his first large contributions to the famous 
New England Medical Center in Boston for 
the advancement of medical service in that 

Supported Several Colleges 

He gave liberally to countless causes and 
generously supported several New England 

Trustees of his estate, half of which was 
willed to charitable and educational causes, 
were Mrs. Sol Weltman of Springfield, Mass., 
a sister, and Abram Berkowitz, of Newton, 
Mass., friend and attorney. 

Chieagoans Establish 
Teaching Fellowship 
In •ludaic Studies 

The Maxwell and Fanny Abbell Teaching 
Fellowship in Judaic Studies was established 
recently at Brandeis University by the 
prominent Chicago couple. 

Mr. .^bbell, well known attorney and hotel 
owner, was last year awarded an honorar>' 
degree of doctor of laws by the Jewish 
Theological Seminary, New York City. 

He was graduated from Harvard Univer- 
sity, magna cum laude; received his master's 
degree from Northwestern University, and 
doctor of jurisprudence degree, cum laude, 
from Loyola University. 

The couple have five children, including a 
daughter, Ruth, who was graduated from 
Brandeis University last June. 

The Fellowship will enable a graduate 
student at Brandeis University to continue 
his studies while gaining experience in a 
modest teaching assignment in the field of 
Judaic studies. 

Memorial Lciboralory 
Will Be Named for 
Late Bertha Blotner 

A perpetual memorial to a lifetime of 
charitable and civic endeavor will be the 
Bertha Blotner Memorial Laboratory 
presented to Brandeis University in tribute 
to the late Asbury Park (N. J.) com- 
munity leader. 

The gift in the amount of $25,000 is 
from the late Mrs. Blotner's daughter and 
son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Silver 
of Dallas, Texas. 

The Blotner Memorial Laboratory wUl 
be housed in the new million dollar 
Science Building which is to be built on 
campus in the near future. 


The keen interest of the Mens Apparel 
Industry Group of New York City in Brandeis 
University was again demonstrated at a 
luncheon in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, under 
the chairmanship of Alfred Shapiro, a Fellow 
of the University. 

Mr. Shapiro, who has spearheaded the 
movement among the University's friends in 
this field, has been lauded repeatedly for the 
interest he has aroused. .\nd once again, the 
gathering was the largest the group has held 
to date. 

Also responsible for the successful event 
were co-chairmen Herbert Maddock and 
Irving Shampain; and associate chairmen 
E. Dyer Culbertson, Irving Goldwasser, Wally 
Horn, Kate Kronfeld. Theodore Lazar, 
Charles Rich, Joseph S. Rosenthal. Sidney 
Rosenzweig, Shepard Salzman, Maxwell 
Schneider, and Herbert Swain, assisted by a 
committee which read like a "Who's Who" 
in the industry. 

A highlight of the occasion was presenta- 
tion of a $2500 gift for the University's 
general fund by Jacob S. Potofsky of the 
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. 
Mr. Potofsky is also a Fellow of the Univer- 

Dr. Max Lerner, chairman of the I'niver- 
sitys Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 
addressed the meeting. 


STAMFORD, COISIS. . . "The Cosmopolitan Spirit: Herder Goethe, Romanticism" was the 
subject of a talk by Dr. Harry Zohn, Brandeis German instructor, at the second annual Friend- 
ship Week sponsored by the American-European Friendship Association at the Roosevelt 
School. M. Henri Bonnet, Ambassador of France, was an honorary chairman .... 
SKOWHEGAN, MAINE. . . Sidney J. Hurwitz, '56, oj Worcester, Mass., spent the past 
summer studying here under a scholarship awarded by the Skowhegan School oj Painting and 

CLEVELAND, OHIO. . . Verdi's "Traviata" was performed last month by the 
Cafarelli Opera Company of Cleveland and conducted by Dr. Jean-Pierre Barricelli, 
who is a professional conductor besides being a Brandeis instructor in romance 
languages. Lead roles were sung by IVew York artists and the orchestra was composed 
of members of the Cleveland Symphony. Dr. Barricelli accepted the post of perma- 
nent conductor with the proviso that performances do not interfere with his University 

PHILADELPHL4, PA. . . The newly published book by Bernard Postal and Lionel Koppman. 
'"A Jewish Tourist's Guide to the U. S., " calls attention to Brandeis University. The book has a 
foreword by Dr. Jacob R. Marcus and has been published by the Jewish Publication Society of 
America .... LOUISVILLE, KY. . . Brandeis graduate student David M. Epstein was one 
of six student composers selected by a jury oj distinguished composers to receive awards oj $500 
each and have their works perjormed by the Louisville Orchestra. The compositions tvere 
commissioned under a grant jrom the Rockejeller Foundation. 

WATERVILLE, MAINE. . . A member of Colby College's Class of '40 returned there 
last June to receive an honorary degree awarded at the college's 133rd Commencement 
exercises. The honorary degree was conferred by Colby's President J. Seelye Bixler 
upon Thomas L. Savage, Brandeis assistant professor of Englbh and author of several 
novels, including the Reader's Digest Book Club choice, ''A Bargain With God." 

NEW YORK, N, Y. . . "Literature and Life," an article by Milton Hindus, Brandeis associate 
professor of English, was featured in a recent issue of the New Leader. Among those participat- 
ing in a New Leader symposium series, titled "Alternatives to the H-Bomb," are Dr. Lewis A. 
Coser, Brandeis assistant professor of sociology, and Philip Rieff, social relations instructor, 
along with educator and humanist Lewis Mumford, Mutual Security Administrator W. Averell 
Hairiman, Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts, and former Ambassador to India Chester 

MATVNVCK, R. I. . . A new play, "Michael and Lavinia," by John F. Matthews. 
Brandeis lecturer in theater arts, was presented at Matunuck's Theater-by-the-Sea and 
received critics' plaudits. 

SOMERSET, MASS. . . "The 13 Qocks," James Thurber's story which he and Leonard 
Bernstein, Brandeis professor of music, put into dramatic form originally for television, was 
given at the Somerset Playhouse. On the same program was Bernstein's operetta, "Trouble in 
Tahiti," which was given its premiere at the first Brandeis Festival of the Creative Arts in 1952. 

Create Scholarship to 
Share Happiness of 
Wedding Anniversary 

Tuition for the next decade has bee 
provided for needy and gifted students t 
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schaffer of LoD] 
meadow, Mass., who have established i 
Brandeis University (he Schafler Charitabl 
Foundation Scholarship. 

The couple recently celebrated the: 
fifteenth wedding anniversary and hav 
chosen this creative way of "translating int 
service for others their thanksgiving fo 
happy years." 

Announcement of the 10-year full tuitio 
scholarship was made by Morris S. Shapin 
Trustees' scholarship chairman, who stresse 
the importance of such benefactions in pn 
viding often crucial financial assistance t 
superior students. 

Recognizing also the need for funds whic 
may be earmarked for exigencies as the 
arise, Mr. and Mrs. Schalfer have in additio, 
presented a substantial gift to Brandeis' gen 
eral fund. 

The Schaffers are long-time friends of th 
University. He is actively identified with th 
Springfield Chapter of the Associates. Mr; 
Schaffer is a member of the national boan 
of directors of the National Women's Com 
mittee and national book fund chairman, ii 
addition to serving as life membership chair 
man for the Springfield Chapter. 

National Director of 
Resources Appointed 

The appointment of Philip Silverman as 
national director of University Resources ha« 
been announced by Morris S. Shapiro, chair 
man of the committee on University Re 
sources of the Board 
of Trustees. 

Mr. Silverman 
comes to his Brandeis 
post from the Phila- 
delphia Allied Jewish 
Appeal where he was 
executive secretary of 
the Campaign Coun- 
cil. He will direct the 
operations of the Uni- 
versity's maintenance 
funds and capital gifts programs. 

A graduate of Temple University, Mr. 
Silverman served with the Department of 
Public Assistance in Pennsylvania until 1942, ji 
when he became a USO director for the:]] 
National Jewish Welfare Board. 

In 1945, he became director of communit] 
services with the Philadelphia Jewish Com! 
munity Relations Council, after which ha 
served as director of Trade Council for th^ 
Philadelphia .Allied Jewish Appeal. 

Philip Silverman 



Irving Kane 

Irving Levick 

Julius C. Livingston 

Elmer L. Moyer 

Ben Sadowski 

A. Shiffman 

Nine men who are outstanding figures in civic and communal affairs as well as 
business and professional life have been honored in recent months with appoint- 
ient as Fellows of Brandeis University. 

Selected from among leaders in many fields, all of whom have manifested an 
live interest in the development of Brandeis. the University's roster of Fellows 
presents 21 states and Canada. 

Honorary chairman of the Fellows is 
nator Herbert H. Lehman of New York. 
liairman is Frank L. Weil, well-known 
■ orney. also of New York. 

Those whose names have been added 

leiitly to the distinguished roster of Fellows 

Brandeis University include the following: 

.luseph Cherner, prominent business leader 
W ashington. D. C, and Miami Beach, Fla.; 
former national campaign chairman for the 
nited Jewish Appeal; treasurer of the 
piprican Financial & Development Corpora- 
m fur Israel and leader of numerous other 

Irving Kane, head of a prominent Cleveland 
phio) surgical supply concern; former 
liairman of the National Community Rela- 
pns Advisory Council and holder of many 
■spriiisible communal posts. 

Irving Levick, head of one of Buffalo's 
iding department stores, a member of the 
iiard of directors of the Buffalo Chamber of 
ommerce, and at the forefront of com- 
lunity affairs in that city. 

Julius C. Livingston of Tulsa, Okla., oil 
roducer and civic leader; director of the 
lational Conference of Christians and Jews, 
nil at the helm of many humanitarian 

i Ehuer L. Moyer, noted builder and realtor, 
'idely esteemed in Dayton, Ohio; past presi- 
ent of Temple Israel; a past president of 
inai B"rith [Muncie, Ind.], and associated 
dth numerous other community organiza- 

Gustave J. Rosen, eminent Bridgeport 

(Conn.) and New York attorney who has 
taken a leading role in many civic enterprises. 

Felix Rosenbaum, outstanding manufac- 
turer and lithographer; head of the 
Leominster (Mass.) Jewish Philanthropies 
and many other projects in his community. 

Ben Sadowski of Toronto, Canada; past 
president of the .Automobile Dealers Associa- 
tion of Canada; first president of the LInited 
Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto; head of 
the New Mount Sinai Hospital of Toronto, 
and long a leader in charitable endeavors. 

A. Shiffman of Detroit, Mich.; widely 
known realtor and public-spirited philan- 
thropist concerned with numerous communal 
activities; member of board of trustees of 
Sinai Hospital and of the North End Clinic. 


Philanthropic ideals of a late Bellaire 
(Ohio) community leader are being per- 
petuated by his children who have established 
the Ben Franklin Memorial Scholarship 
Endowment Fund at Brandeis University. 

The Fund, which will assist gifted but 
needy students to surmount economic hurdles 
in their endeavors to obtain a college educa- 
tion, has been created by Dr. Myer Franklin 
of Bellaire, Mrs. Maurice Rudin of Pitts- 
burgh, and Dr. Abby Franklin of Cleveland 
and Seattle. 

The lale Ben Franklin, who was prominent 
in charitable causes throughout his life, was 
actively identified with the Zionist Organiza- 
tion. United Jewish Appeal, and B'nai BVith. 

Many Scholarship Gifts Marie Fourth Annual 
Membership Dinner of Chicago Associates 

.'\ major event was the fourth annual 
membership dinner of the Greater Chicago 
Associates which drew a brilliant assemblage 
of community leaders to the Standard Club 
of Chicago. 

David Borowitz, Chapter president, was 
chairman for the meeting which featured as 
guest speaker. Dr. Isador Lubin, famed 
economist and member of the Brandeis Board 
of Trustees. 

Gifts to the University totaling $41,000 
were announced and four life members were 
enrolled during this enthusiastic session. 

Among the new scholarships established 
are the Ben W. Schenker Memorial Scholar- 
ship, established by Chester Schultz and 

Charles Desser; and the Irving Shaw 
Memorial Scholarship, established by Milton 

Other scholarship gifts came from Lee J. 
Furth, for the Jules E. and Etta M. Furth 
Scholarship; Bradley Manufacturing Co., for 
Bradley Lamp Scholarship; Phil Sang, for 
Etta and Jacob Sang Scholarship; Isaac 
Wagner, for Birdie Wagner Scholarship; 
Howard E. Wolfson, for Simon and Dora 
Wolfson Scholarship; Lawrence Cohen and 
Harry and .Arthur Edelstein, for Samuel 
Cohen and Joseph Edelstein Scholarship; and 
from Herbert J. Nickelson. 

Mr. Borowitz was assisted in planning the 
successful affair by a large committee of 
active workers. 




Paul Levenson, "52, recently installed 
president of the Alumni Association of 
Brandeis University, heads the 1954-55 

The ensuing rear's slate includes Elliot 
Morrison, '53, vice-president; Deborah 
Herman, '54, secretary, and Max Perlitsh, 
'52, treasurer. 

A second Fulbright scholarship for 
another year's sluHy abroad has been 
awarded to Malcolm A. Sibulkin, '53. 
He spent the past year in Finland under 
a similar scholarship furthering his 
music studies at Sibelius Academy in 

Add Alumni Abroad: Marilyn Green- 
spoon Levenson, '52, residing in Brussels, 
Belgium, where her husband is Budget and 
Fiscal Officer with the U. S. Department oj 

Happily tackling the metropolitan subways 
is Miriam Feingold, "54, assistant to the 
publicity director of Radio Station WMGM, 
New York City. 

Additional names on the list of '54 
graduates who received teaching assist- 
antships are Elliot Aronson, psychology, 
at Wesleyan University, and Rosamund 
Brown, biology, at Brown University. 

Julian Soshnick, "53, has been named to 
the Boston University Law Review. 

Marvin Lander, '54, won plaudits in the 
role oj Charlie in a summer slock production 
of "Death of a Salesman" at the Sharon 
(Conn.) Playhouse. 

Evelyn Singer, '52, is in charge of a 
special French conversation course in- 
augurated this fall at the Lesley-Ellis 
Sehool of Lesley College. She studied 
at the Sorbonne under a French Govern- 
ment Fellowship and received her 
master's degree from Radcliffe. 


Supplementing a previous endowment of 
the Samuel Rubin Chair in Anthropology, a 
fund has been newly 
created by the Samuel 
Rubin Foundation for 
the purpose of further 
developing the Uni- 
versity"s area of an- 

Named for the ben- 
efactor, Samuel 
Rubin of New York 
City, Brandeis Uni- 
versity"s chair in an- 
thropology was set up three years ago. 

Establishment of the Samuel Rubin Foun- 

Samucl Rubin 

dation Fund, with an initial allocation o:| 
$50,000, will afford the means by whicl 
Brandeis can strengthen and enhance it;' 
anthropology offerings, bringing to its lecturi! 
halls foremost authorities such as Dr. Alfred 
L. Kroeber, who will give special courses henj 
this semester. 

\ widely known philanthropist, Mr. Rubii 
is president of Faberge, New York perfumi 
firm, and is a Fellow of Brandeis University 

He was one of the founders of the New 
York University-Bellevue Medical Center anc 
has provided generous support for Sydenhan 
Hospital, the Institute for Research ii 
Psychotherapy, and numerous other cause; 
in behalf of public welfare. 

Dean Berger 

Dean Brooks 


.\ppointmcnt of two Deans — the first such 
appointments in Brandeis University's history 
— was announced recently by President 

Clarence Q. Berger was named Dean of 
.\dministration, and Shepherd Brooks, Dean 
of University Development. 

Both appointments were necessitated by the 
broadening of the base of the University's 
curriculum and activities. 

Coordinating Function 

As Brandeis Universitys first Dean of 
,\dministration, Mr. Berger will work with 
the President's Office in coordinating the 
University's areas of non-academic adminis- 

Included in these areas are the University's 
business operations, offices of resources, 
public affairs, building and grounds, athletic 
activities, and alumni affairs. 

Coming to Brandeis University in 1948 as 
director of public affairs, Mr. Berger was 
named in 1951 executive assistant to the 
University President. In that capacity, he 
assumed many of the administrative respon- 
sibilities of the Presidents Office. 

He received his B.A. and MA. from 
Harvard University where he formerly was 
a member of the sociology faculty. 

Serves As Liaison 

.■\s Dean of University Development. Mr. 
Brooks will work with the President's Office 

in the areas of academic administration. He 
will serve as liaison for the offices of the 
registrar, student affairs, health office, 
psychological counseling center, and library. 
and administrative problems of the curric- 

From 1950-53, Mr. Brooks was director of 
the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies 
at Salzburg, Austria. This seminar is a 
unique educational venture in which dis- 
tinguished .\merican professors in the social 
sciences join the Salzburg faculty for six- 
week periods. 

Students at the seminar sessions are 
European scholars living on the democratic 
side of the Iron Curtain. At the seminar, 
they are provided with basic orientation in 
Western thought. 

Mr. Brooks was educated at Groton and 
Harvard, from which latter institution he 
received .\.B., LL.B. and .\.M. degrees. 
From 1952-53, he was a member of the United 
States Educational Commission in Austria. 


§)ixt^-One Top Leaders Representing All Sections Are 
Elected to Associates National Board of Directors 

A national board of directors comprising 61 top leaders throughout this 
nintry and Canada was elected at the fourth annual National Assembly of the 
aandeis University Associates, held on campus. 

■elected national chairman of the 
liates was Milton Kahn of Boston, Mass., 
Reuben B. Gryzmish of Boston was re- 
elected national vice- 
chairman. Harold 
Sherman Goldberg of 
Boston was named 
national vice-chair- 
man of programming; 
and Morris S. Shapiro 
of Boston, national 
vice-chairman of life 

Regional vice chair- 
men are Milton H. 
allner*, Chicago, 111.; Irving Kahn, New 
I'lk City; Herbert J. Nickelson, Chicago, 
I ill-West Region: Morris Silver. Manchester, 
.11.: Leonard N. Simons*, Detroit, Mich.; 
nijamin H. Swig, San Francisco, Calif.; 
ai.ild Turk*. Miami Beach, Fla., and Joseph 

"ii-ion, Texas. 

Jn^pph F. Ford of 
ii-hin was elected 
aii'inal secretary of 
1' \ssociates. 

\liltvn Kahn 

I Ih 

Reuben B. Gryzmish 

following were 
In led members of 
If national board of 
iieiiors to map and 
ii'c t the program of 

I'- \ssociates from a nation-wide point of 
II \\ and to help integrate local chapter 

National Directors 

Karl .\shworth, Lowell, Mass.; Charles A. 
li'in*. New York City; Leo Bertisch, New 
ink City: Herbert G. Blumberg, Detroit; 
li. Morris Cafritz. Washington, D. C; Abe 
Leo Cohen, Spring- 
field, Mass. ; Hyman 
y ^k M. Cohen, Chestnut 

'•* ^ KSH Cohen, Wilmington, 
Del.; Ben F. Dan- 
baum, Miami, Fla.; 
^ ""^tp^^^^H Dr. Louis W. Einzig, 
^MA ^^^I Beverly Hills, Calif. 

Also, Oscar Faer- 
nian, Montreal, Can.; 
William Fein berg, 
Gaines, Miami Beach ; 
New Haven, Conn. ; 
Detroit; Judge Joseph 
joldberg. Worcester, Mass.; Julius Goodman, 
Troy, N. V.; Walter Gross, Schenectady, 

Harold S. Goldberg 

Silmington; Ben B. 

5rmuel F. Gingold 

eorge C. Golanty, 

N. Y. ; E. N. Grueskin, Sioux City, Iowa; 
Merrill L. Hassenfeld, Central Falls. R. I. 

Also, Barnett C. Helzberg, Kansas City, 
Mo.; Bernhart E. Hoffman, New Haven; 
Garfield I. Kass, Washington, D. C. ; Stanley 
.\. Katcher, Tucson. Ariz.; Earl S. Katz, 
Kansas City; Sidney L. Kaye. Boston; Leon 
J. Kowal. Boston; Morris S. Kraus. Pacific 
Beach, Calif.; Elias G. Krupp. El Paso, 
Texas; Hymen Lefkowitz, Buffalo, N. Y'. 

.\lso, George I. Lewis, Portland. Me.; 
\^'illard P. Livingston, Shaker Heights, Ohio; 
Philip W. Lown, Au- 
burn, Me.; Joseph L. 
Mailman, New Y'ork 
City; Samuel H. 
Maslon, Minneapolis, 
Minn.; Ben Massell, 
Atlanta, Ga.; Harold 
Morrison, Detroit; 
Willy Nordwind, 
Lynn, Mass.; J. Irving 
Oelbaum, Toronto, 
Can.; Oscar S. Pattiz, 
Los Angeles, Calif. 

Also, Jerome W. Picker, New York City; 
Harry Remis, Peabody, Mass.; Max Rogal, 
Pittsburgh. Pa.; Judge Charles Rosenbaum. 
Denver. Col.; G. Harry Rothberg, Jr.. Beverly 
Hills; Ben Sadowski*, Toronto; Shepard 
Saltzman, New York City; Abraham O. 
Samuels, Bridgeport. Conn.; Maurice Sandi- 
ten. Tulsa, Okla.; Julius B. Schatz. Hartford; 
Ezra Z. Shapiro. Cleveland, Ohio. 

Also, Harold J. Silver, Dallas County, 
Texas; David L. Slann, Atlanta, Ga.; Myron 
S. Strasser. .Albany, N. Y.; Arthur Victor, Jr., 
Buffalo: Benjamin B. Victor, Springfield, HI.; 
Judge Samuel A. Weiss, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Sol 
W. Weltman. Springfield, Mass.; Harold 
Woodruff, Toledo, Ohio: Harry D. Zabarsky, 
St. Johnsbury, Vt.. and Kurt H. Schweitzer, 
Oklahoma City, Okla. 
*Fellows of Brandeis University 

Morris S. Shapiro 

Varsity Football Schedule 

Sept. 25 

Boston University 


Oct. 2 

Springfield College 


Oct. 9 

Botes College 


Oct. 16 


Oct. 23 

Univ. of New Hampshire 

fHomecomingJ | 

Oct. 30 

University of Bridgeport 


Nov. 6 

Temple University 


Nov. 1 3 

University of Buffolo 


Nov. 20 

New Haven St. Tchrs. 


Outstanding Meeting in 
Miami Draws Large and 
Enthusiastic Audience 

Benefactions to the University totaling 
$84,000 were announced at a dinner-meeting 
sponsored by the Greater Miami Committee 
for Brandeis University, at the Delano Hotel 
in Miami Beach, Fla. 

Co-chairmen for the outstanding event 
addressed by President Sachar were Ben 
Danbaum and Ben G. Gaines. Assisting 
was a large committee of men and women 
prominently identified with communal affairs. 

Among the gifts to Brandeis University 
was $5,000 from the Morris Falk Foundation 
to establish a Morris and Bessie Falk Loan 

Another $5,000 gift was presented by Mr. 
and Mrs. Morris I. Minov of Chicago, 111., to 
endow a classroom. 

Scholarship gifts were received from Ben 
Danbaum and from Mr. and Mrs. Ben G. 

Other primary benefactions were from Dr. 
Theodore M. Berman, Mrs. Arthur J. Warner, 
New York City: Sam Rost, Samuel Frommer, 
Hiram Srenco, New Y'ork City, and Louis 


Staff appointments in the Office of Univer- 
sity Resources have been announced recently 
by Morris S. Shapiro, Trustees' chairman of 
University resources. 

Sidney Berzoff, who has spent many years 
in campaign work in Long Island and New 
York, has assumed directorship of the New 
York office. 

Promoted to the post of national program 
chairman of the Brandeis University Asso- 
ciates is Hyam I. Korin, who will continue 
also as New England representative of the 
Office of University Resources. 

Field representative appointments include 
Manuel Manisoff, Southeast area, S. Thomas 
Friedman, Southwest area, and .-Vsher Jacobs, 
Ohio and Michigan. 

Continuing in their posts are Robert E. 
Herzog, Midwest; James Wienner, Detroit; 
Lee Spero, Cleveland; Sally Barron, South- 
east; Mrs. Samuel Moss, West Coast, and 
Harry E. Brager, Middle .\llantic Slates. 



A busy event-studded year is in store for the National Women's Committee of 
Brandeis University under the presidency of Mrs. Louis I. Kramer of Providence, 
R. I., re-elected national head at the sixth annual conference held on campus. 

National honorary officers are Miss Susan 
Brandeis, New York City, honorary presi- 
dent; Mrs. Harry L. 
Michaels, Brookline, 
Mass., honorary vice- 
president, and Mrs. 
Irving Abrams, New- 
ton, Mass., honorary 

Elected national 
vice-presidents are 
Mmes. Joseph Gold- 
Mrs. Louis /. AVamer tierg, Hudson, Mass., 
Maurice M a n d e 1 , 
Chicago, m., Earl Neuberg, Los Angeles, 
Calif., David A. Rose, Newton Centre, Mass., 
Lester Samelson, Memphis, Tenn., and Philip 
Segal, Newton, Mass. 

Other officers include Mrs. L A. Finkel- 
stein, Brookline, treasurer; Mrs. H. Leon 
Sharmat, Brookline, assistant treasurer; Mrs. 
Oscar M. Zemon, Detroit, Mich., recording 
secretary; Mrs. Max- 
well A. Cohen, New- 
t o n, corresponding 
secretary ; and Mrs. 
Herman A. Mintz, 
Boston, Mass., finan- 
cial secretary. 

In addition, 79 
members from 51 
communities were 
elected to the national Mrs. Edw. Rose 

board of directors. 

Among the national chairmen are Mrs. Max 
Ritvo, Chestnut Hill, Mass., annual member 
ship; Mrs. Edward Schaffer, Longmeadow 
Mass., book fund; Mrs. Edward Rose, Boston 
special book collection; Mrs. Harold S. Gold 
berg, Newton Centre, retention ; Mrs, 
Neheniiah H. Whitman, Brookline, extension 
and Mrs. Joseph Schneider, Brookline 

Highlight of the 
conference, which 
drew more than 300 
delegates, was formal 
dedication of the new 
library wing. Build- 
ing costs and equip- 
ment for this hand- 
some three-story, 
glass-walled structure 
were completely 
National Women's Com- 

Mrs. Edw. Schaffer 

underwritten by the 

The organization, which in its short history 
has given more than $1,000,000 to the 
University, now numbers 84 chapters embrac- 
ing approximately 44,000 members. 

Following are reports, by states, of some 
chapters' activities: 


CHICAGO — A gala affair was the second 
annual Brandeis Tea for students of the 
University in the Greater Chicago area, 
sponsored by this chapter shortly before 
classes resumed. In charge were Mrs. Emile 
Levy, Mrs. Maurice Mandel and Mrs. Isaac 
Wagner, chapter president. The first such 
affair held last year proved so successful it 
was made an annual event. 


LAWRENCE — "In The Beginning," a 
narration describing the growth of the 
University Library highlighted a meeting of 
this chapter. Its author is Miss Gertrude 
Carnovsky, Brandeis faculty administrative 
assistant, and it was presented by Jean 
Kochman and Miss Mildred Moore, pianist. 
Mrs. Samuel Resnik. president, heads the 
new slate installed by Mrs. Harry L. 
Michaels, national honorary vice-president. 

NEW BEDFORD — Members presented an 
impressive cantata, "A Candle Is Lit," written 
by Mrs. Jacob Genensky and relating the 
history of Brandeis. Chapter president is 
Mrs. Joseph Jaslow; program chairman, Mrs. 
Harry Zeitz. Performers included Mmes. 
Robert Goldstein, Nathaniel Guy, Bette U. 
V'eit, Mark Rosenthal and Milton Shapiro. 


DETROIT — This chapter has developed 
a "reminding service" under the direction of 
Mrs. Leo Mellens book fund committee. 
Persons who wish to make contributions 
honoring birthdays, anniversaries, and similar 
occasions can now give the committee a list 
of names and dates, and the honorees will 
automatically be notified that such a contribu- 
tion has been made. Mrs. Samuel Aaron was 
re-elected chapter president. 

New Vork 

FULTON COUNTY — A new chapter was 
organized at a meeting held in the home of 
Mrs. J. Meyer Schine. Speakers were Miss 
Susan Brandeis. national honorary president; 
Mrs. Fred DeBeer of .-\lbany, national board 
member, and Mrs. Murray Dorkin, honorary 
president of Albany Chapter. Named tem- 
porary officers were Mrs. Schine, honorary 
president; Mrs. H. Andrew Schlusberg, presi- 


Four generations of the well-known Resler 
jamily in Columbus, Ohio, are life members 
of the National Women's Committee. 

Latest to be installed as life members oj 
the Columbus Chapter are Christine Beth and 
Jane Ellen Aronson, aged 3 and 2, respec- 

Pictured are Mrs. Jack Resler, maternal 
grandmother of the children and nice- 
president of the Columbus Chapter, shown 
holding granddaughter Jane Ellen in her lap; 
Mrs. Robert Aronson and her other daughter, 
Christine Beth; and standing behind them, 
Mrs. Morris Resler, maternal great-grand- 
mother oj the new life members. 

Mr. Jack Resler, grandfather of the 
children, is a Fellow of Brandeis University. 

dent; Mrs. Irving Rockovitz, treasurer; Mrs. 
Sidney D. Cohen, financial secretary, and 
Mrs. Charles Horwitz, publicity director. 

QUEENS — Mayors of all communities in 
these areas issued proclamations in connec- 
tion with "Brandeis Day." Miss Susan 
Brandeis was interviewed on WLIB. An 
exhibit of books written by Brandeis pro- 
fessors and President Sachar was featured at 
Bloomingdale Branch Library. Mrs. Nathan 
Levitt opened her home for a celebration by 
Queens Chapter, whose head is Mrs. Alvin I. 
Perlmutter. Westchester Chapter celebrated 
at the home of Mrs. Gerson Reichman. with 
Mrs. Richard C. Flesch, president, presiding. 

SCHENECTADY — The story of Brandeis 

was told over Station WGY in an interview 

(Continued on page 17) 




A memorable event was the dinner 
'tendered by Friends of Brandeis University 
ill the Jewelry Industry honoring Cecil D. 
Kaufmann on the occasion of his appointment 
as a Fellow of the University. 

The industry-wide tribute to Mr. Kauf- 
mann, who makes his home in Washington, 
was held at the Plaza Hotel, New York City. 
Attending was an overflow crowd gathered 
from far-flung cities and resembling an 
"honor roll" of the industry. 

Principal speakers were the economist. Dr. 
Beardsley Ruml, and President Sachar. 
Presiding over the program was Colonel 
Harry D. Henshel, a co-chairman. 

Other co-chairmen were Oscar M. Lazrus, 
Craig D. Munson, Gustav H. Niemeyer and 
\\ . Waters Schwab. Sponsors included a 
large group of leaders in the industry. 

Marking the occasion were benefactions 
for Brandeis University totaling $35,000, 
headed by two gifts of $10,000 each from the 
Kay Associates Foundation and from the 
Bulova Foundation. Both of these gifts are 
unrestricted and intended for the University's 
general fund. 

Other gifts included a teaching fellowship 
established by Eugene R. Kulka. 

Women's Committee 
Chapter Reports 

(Continued from page 16) 
with Mrs. Irving Friedman, publicity chair- 
man and board member of this chapter. 


AKRON — A membership tea ofiBciaUy 
launching this chapter was held in the home 
of Mrs. Joseph Bear, president pro tem. 
Speaker was Mrs. Edgar Goldstein of San 
Francisco, national board member. 

CINCINNATI — "Inside Brandeis, U.S.A." 
was the title of a successful program 
presented by this chapter at Camp Livingston, 
Remington, Ohio. 


MILWAUKEE — A $1,100 fund for a 
special book collection at Brandeis University 
in honor of the late Mrs. Sara Nickoll, first 
president of Milwaukee Chapter, was pre- 
sented by the chapter to Mrs. Oscar M. 
Zemon, national recording secretary. Present 
chapter head is Mrs. M. J. Levin. 


Establishment of the Samuel Berch Chair 
in Chemistry, memorializing the name of the 
late California philantliropist, was recently 

Established by Mrs. Samuel Berch of 
Beverly Hills, the Berch Chair will enable 
Brandeis University to strengthen its teaching 
in chemistry, both in its graduate and under- 
graduate schools. 

A founder of the B'nai B'rith Hillel Foun- 
dation of the University of California at Los 
.\ngeles, Mrs. Berch has long been an active 
supporter of numerous interfaith programs. 

Her late husband, Samuel Berch, was widely 
esteemed as an outstanding civic leader. 

Mrs. Berch also has worked with the 
University Religious Conference at UCLA, 
and is active with the National Jewish 
Welfare Board. 

The Berch Chair is the third to be 
established at Brandeis by a Californian. 
Others are the Sadye Genis Chair in Biology, 
established by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Genis of 
Los Angeles, and the Alfred Hart Chair in 
the Sciences, established by Alfred Hart of 
Bel Air. 


An abiding interest in and eagerness to 
assist young people, which was an integral 
part of the life of William H. Kaplan, has 
been fittingly memorialized in perpetuity by 
establishment of the William H. Kaplan 
Scholarship Trust Fund. 

Announcement was made by Morris S. 
Shapiro, Trustees" scholarship committee 
chairman, who emphasized that creation of 
such funds enables the University to admit 
gifted but needy young people who otherwise 
would be denied this opportunity. 

The William H. Kaplan Scholarship Trust 
Fund has been established by Mr. Kaplan's 
former business associate and friend, Albert 
Levinson of Compton, Calif., together with a 
group of other friends. 

Mr. Kaplan, for many years a prominent 
Detroit attorney and civic leader, attended 
Syracuse University and the University of 
Michigan, and received his law degree from 

Orders are now being 

taken for the 


$1 a copy 

Address Orders To: 

the University of Chicago Law School. He 
moved to Los Angeles in 1945. 

At all times concerned with minority group 
rights, he was greatly impressed by Brandeis 
University's non-discriminatory policy and 
had planned to devote his energies to further- 
ing the University's growth on tlie West 

Novel 'Cap-and-Gown'